Howard Lam lied about being kidnapped and tortured with a stapler by mainland Chinese agents, Hong Kong court rules

Democracy activist Howard Lam Tsz-kin made up a report about being kidnapped, drugged and tortured by mainland Chinese agents who punched staples into his thighs, a Hong Kong court ruled before jailing him for five months on Friday.The Democratic Party founding member, 42, had denied making a false report to police after he dropped a political bombshell claiming he was abducted on August 10, 2017.At a press conference attended by many pan-democrats, Lam had said he was targeted for wanting to…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3001853/howard-lam-lied-about-being-kidnapped-and-stapled

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