Three charged for attack on Hong Kong bookseller

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/09/10
By:  Central News Agency

(CNA photo)

Prosecutors on Thursday indicted three men who allegedly splashed red paint on Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), founder of Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books, in Taipei earlier this year.

Lam, who fled to Taiwan amid fears of Chinese persecution, was attacked on April 21 as he ate breakfast at a coffee shop in Taipei's Zhongshan District, just days before opening his new bookshop in the city.

The Taipei City Prosecutors Office charged the three suspects in the attack — a 51-year-old man surnamed Cheng (鄭) and two brothers aged 33 and 27 surnamed Tseng (曾) — with causing bodily injury, coercion, public insult and damages.

Prosecutors allege that Cheng, who lives in Kaohsiung, was angered by Lam's pro-democracy and human rights advocacy in Hong Kong and conceived the attack after learning that he planned to reopen his Causeway Bay Books on April 25 in Taipei.    [FULL  STORY]

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