Bookseller defies Beijing

Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee attends a demonstration in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 18, 2016 as the protesters marched to the Chinese central governments liaison office. The Hong Kong booksellers revelation of months spent in harrowing detention by mainland Chinese authorities is inflaming tense relations between the semiautonomous city and Beijing, with pro-democracy activists staging protests Friday. Lam Wing-kees account to reporters directly contradicted the official version of events surrounding the disappearance of him and four other men linked to a Hong Kong publisher of banned books on Chinas Communist leadership. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong bookseller who said he was blindfolded, interrogated and detain­ed in China led a protest march defying Beijing as pressure grows for authorities to answer questions over the case.

Lam Wing-kee (pic) is one of five booksellers who went missing last year – all worked for a publisher known for salacious titles about leading Chinese politicians.

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