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Hong Kong opposition party member arrested for allegedly falsifying story of abduction

Hong Kong opposition party member arrested for allegedly falsifying story of abduction

Hong Kong police arrested a pro-democracy opposition party member on Tuesday after they said surveillance footage contradicted his claim that he had been kidnapped and tortured by mainland Chinese agents.

Last week, Howard Lam Tsz-kin, a member of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, sent shock waves through the city when he claimed that suspected mainland agents snatched him from a busy shopping street, forced him into a van, beat him and tortured him by driving 21 staples into his thighs.

They blamed him for attempting to send a postcard signed by soccer star Lionel Messi to Liu Xia, wife of the late Nobel laureate and high-profile Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Lam...

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