Hong Kong missing booksellers: Lee Bo returns from China

A missing Hong Kong publisher who sold books critical of China’s leadership has returned to the city, police say.
Lee Bo, who is a British citizen, was widely believed to have been abducted and taken to mainland China.

Screengrab of image of Lee Bo in 29 February 2016 television interview with Phoenix TV, as posted on Phoenix TV's website
His disappearance last year with four other booksellers prompted an outcry and accusations that China had violated Hong Kong’s judicial independence.
Mr Lee appeared on Chinese TV this month and denied being kidnapped. He gave Hong Kong police the same account.
The other booksellers also appeared on Chinese television, saying they were detained for “illegal book trading”.
Two have since returned to Hong Kong, and two others are still thought to be in mainland China.
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Mighty Current publishing house disappearances
1. Lui Bo, general manager, goes missing in Shenzhen, 15 October
2. Cheung Jiping, business manager, 32, goes missing in Dongguan, 15 October
3. Gui Minhai, co-owner, 51, goes missing in Thailand, 17 October
4. Lam Wingkei, manager, 60, last seen in Hong Kong, 23 October
5. Lee Bo, shareholder, 65, goes missing in Hong Kong, 30 December

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