By Alex Williams
A Christian has shown reporters cross-shaped staples embedded into his thighs and claimed he received the wounds from security agents because of his faith.
Howard Lam from Hong Kong said his unidentified Mandarin-speaking captors told him they knew he was a believer and so they wished to give him a cross.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a group supporting Christians under pressure for their faith described the incident as a “grave violation”.
Mr Lam, a member of the main pro-democracy party in Hong Kong, believes officials from mainland China were behind his brief abduction on Thursday.