Hong Kong (HRW) – The saga of the missing Hong Kong booksellers has taken a dramatic turn. On March 24, Lee Po, the bookseller forcibly disappeared on December 30, 2015, and taken to mainland China, returned to Hong Kong. There, he asked police to drop the investigation into the “missing person” case lodged by his wife, and said he did not need assistance from the Hong Kong authorities. Less than 24 hours later, he got into a car with two unidentified men and was driven back to mainland China.
Lee is one of five booksellers affiliated with the Hong Kong-based Mighty Current Media, known for publishing books critical of senior Chinese leaders.