At a press conference in August 2017, Howard Lam showed off the staples he said were put into his legs when he was kidnapped and tortured. Photo: Felix Wong

Democracy activist who claimed he was kidnapped and tortured by Chinese agents over signed photograph of Barcelona star Lionel Messi ‘telling lies’, say prosecutors

  • Howard Lam, a founding member of the Democratic Party, made headlines when he claimed he had been abducted in August 2017
  • Prosecutors argue that he made the entire episode up, and believe they have the evidence to prove it
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At a press conference in August 2017, Howard Lam showed off the staples he said were put into his legs when he was kidnapped and tortured. Photo: Felix Wong
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