Mystery deepens over missing Hong Kong booksellers

Published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 by The News Editor

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The mystery surrounding five missing Hong Kong booksellers known for titles banned in mainland China has deepened after one purportedly wrote to say he was fine, prompting his wife to drop a missing person’s report.

Hong Kong police said Lee Bo’s wife cancelled the report, but that they would continue investigating the other four cases.

They did not say whether Mr Lee had been located.

Mr Lee and four other people associated with publisher Mighty Current, which specialises in books critical of China’s Communist Party leaders, have disappeared in recent months.

A letter said to be from Mr Lee has been circulating in Chinese-language media in Taiwan and Hong Kong, saying he was doing well and had gone back to the mainland on his own to assist an investigation.

Published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 by The News Editor

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