FABRICATED CHARGES?TAO spokesman Ma Xiaoguang said Lee was being investigated ‘in accordance with the law,’ without giving details
Date: Sep 12, 2019
By: Lee Hsin-fang, Chung Li-hua and William Hetherington / Staff reporters, with staff writer and CNA and AP
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) yesterday confirmed that 44-year-old Hsinchu native MorrisonLee (李孟居), who had not been heard from since crossing from Hong Kong to China’s Shenzhen late last month, is under investigation on suspicion of engaging in criminal activity harmful to national security, as the Presidential Office and the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) demanded that Beijing give a full account of his detention.
TAO spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) told a briefing in Beijing that Lee was being investigated “in accordance with the law,” without giving further details.
Lee went missing on Aug. 20 after he sent photographs of Chinese paramilitary police amassing on the border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong to Fangliao Township (枋寮) Mayor Archer Chen (陳亞麟), who has said that he tried to call Lee later in the day, but could not get through.
Lee is an unpaid adviser to the township in Pingtung County and also serves on the board of the Taiwan United Nations Alliance. He had traveled to Hong Kong on Aug. 18 and headed to Shenzhen two days later on a business trip. [FULL STORY]