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Transborder abduction of Hong Kong booksellers: implications under international law

Shun Ming, Sean Yau (2016) Transborder abduction of Hong Kong booksellers: implications under international law. LSE Human Rights Blog (25 Apr 2016). Website.

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In late 2015, five co-owners of a Hong Kong bookstore – specialising in selling Chinese political books mostly banned in China – all disappeared. Among them, the international community has paid considerable attention to Gui Minhai, a Swedish national who went missing in Pattaya, Thailand last October, and Lee Bo, a British national who disappeared from Hong Kong last December. Later on, Gui ‘confessed’ on state-run CCTV that he had fled because he had been involved in a fatal drunk-driving car accident more than a decade ago and that he was returning to China voluntarily. Rumour has it that the detention of the five booksellers is to prevent the publication of a particularly provocative book, Xi Jinping and His Lovers, together with other politically-sensitive books criticising the senior Chinese leadership.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 13:45
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021 23:23

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