Amnesty International accuses Beijing of having ‘total contempt for due process and the rule of law’ after country says it is holding the missing booksellers HONG KONG — Chinese police have said for the first time that they are holding three Hong Kong booksellers who went missing on the mainland last year, sparking accusations that Beijing has "total contempt" for the law.The admission confirms what many in the quasi-independent territory have suspected and will reinforce the fear that rights guaranteed under the principle of "One Country, Two Systems" are being eroded.The three men all work for the Mighty Current publishing house, based in Hong Kong and known for salacious titles critical of the Chinese government.Five booksellers from the firm have disappeared since October. All have now turned up in China, drawing international criticism.Campaign group Amnesty International said on Friday that Chinese authorities had "total contempt for due process and the rule of law"."The Chine...

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