China cops ‘have proof’ HK democrat slept with whore


BEIJING: Chinese police said they had “indisputable evidence” that Hong Kong democrat Alex Ho slept with a prostitute and denied he was beaten to extract a confession, state media reported yesterday. 

“Ho had sex with a woman in a hotel room and a money transaction was involved,” Li Zelin, a spokesman of the Dongguan Municipal Public Security Bureau was cited as saying by Xinhua news agency on its website. 

He refuted claims that Ho, a candidate for the Democratic Party, had been beaten or mistreated and forced to sign a confession after he was detained last Friday. Ho was subsequently jailed for six months. 

Democratic Party official and fellow candidate Fred Li said on Wednesday Ho was told he would be charged with rape if he failed to sign the confession. 

He claimed police dragged Ho from his bed and beat him before planting women's underwear and condoms in his room. 

Officers then produced a woman they claimed was a prostitute, he said. 

Hong Kong democrats accused China of jailing Ho on trumped-up charges in a bid to disgrace the political movement ahead of key legislative elections. 

Li Zelin said local police conducted a routine anti-vice raid last Friday and found Ho naked with a 25-year-old woman surnamed Zhou at the Huiyuan Hyatt Hotel in Humen township. 

Unused condoms and used tissue were found in the room and Zhou admitted having sex with Ho, Li said. – AFP  

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