|Lam Wing-kee told the media his ordeal on the mainland as a warning|
He said he was questioned about his role in Causeway Bay Books and why he mailed books to the mainland. He replied that mailing books to the mainland wasn't illegal in Hong Kong.
Lam was then kept in a small padded room for several months, watched by six groups of two people 24 hours a day. While he was fed meals, he cleaned his teeth with a toothbrush that had a string tied to it that a guard held on to, to prevent him from trying to swallow it and commit suicide.
|Interestingly Lee Po denies that he was kidnapped to China|
Who misled us?
The Chinese government feels it can detain anyone it likes, regardless if he or she has a foreign passport, and prevent them from having contact with loved ones and lawyers.
This extra judicial attitude is alarming and as Lam says, the world should take notice.
He was very courageous to speak out, knowing the consequences of his actions.
The Hong Kong government has been frighteningly quiet on the issue, only reiterating that it was illegal for outside authorities to operate on Hong Kong soil without permission.
But are mainland authorities considered "outside authorities"? and did they get permission from the Hong Kong government?
Acting Chief Executive John Tsang Chun-wah was mum, and stonewalled when asked questions regarding Lam's safety in the city.
His unwillingness to seem to want to demand answers from Beijing was a clear indication that Hong Kong appears complicit, or at least a silent partner in all of this.
Hopefully Lam will be safe in Hong Kong, but one never knows...