U.K. Calls Bookseller Case `Breach' of Hong Kong's Autonomy

  • Information indicates Lee `involuntarily removed' to China
  • HK government: Reports of involuntary removal 'speculative'

People take part of the rally to protest the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers on Jan. 10. Lee Bo, a British citizen, was reported missing in December and the Hong Kong immigration service has no record of him leaving the city, fanning suspicion he was sequestered by mainland authorities

Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

The U.K. government suspects that bookseller Lee Bo was “involuntarily removed” from Hong Kong to mainland China, in what it called a threat to the city’s autonomy.

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