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05/02/2016 - The European Parliament calls for the immediate safe release of the five missing book publishers in Hong Kong, in a resolution voted on 4 February. pdf - 173 KB [173 KB]

The European Parliament calls for the immediate safe release of the five missing book publishers in Hong Kong, in a resolution voted on 4 February.

On 4 February, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution expressing grave concern about the disappearance of five Hong Kong resident booksellers. Lui Bo, Gui Minhai, Zhang Zhiping, Lin Rongji and Lee Po have been missing for four months. In January 2016, it was confirmed that two of them, who are EU citizens - Gui Minhai, a Swedish national and Lee Po, a British national – had been detained in mainland China. The Resolution calls for their immediate safe release. It also calls for the immediate release of all other persons arbitrarily arrested for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and publication in Hong Kong, including the three other booksellers. The Resolution asks the Chinese government to stop suppressing the free flow of information, including by restricting the use of the internet.

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