The United Kingdom parliament on Hong Kong, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called for the immediate return of Lee Bo. Hammond called the abduction of Bo, who is a British citizen, a “serious breach” of a bilateral treaty between the UK and China.
The report said, “The full facts of the case remain unclear, but our current information indicates that Mr Lee was involuntarily removed to the mainland without any due process under Hong Kong”.
Disappeared from Hong Kong in late December, supporters of Bo believe he was detained and forced across the border by Chinese police.
Bo is one of five booksellers or publishers missing from Hong Kong. All five of the missing men are associated with publishing house Mighty Current, a publishing house known for literature critical of Chinese officials and Causeway Bay Books, the entity which sells the titles.