Thousands rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday to call on officials to disclose more information on the whereabouts of five men who published and sold books critical of party’s central leadership, Bloomberg reported. The most recent vanishing was that of publisher Lee Bo, followed by a fax days later claiming he was cooperating with authorities in China on an investigation despite not having taken his travel documents with him and having previously stated he would avoid travel to the mainland. Authorities have not disclosed whether Lee is on the mainland, confirmation of which would lend credence to growing concerns over erosion of the territory’s rule of law.
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