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Singapore artist wakes up injured after 'blacking out' in Hong Kong

Police probe case; some speculate he was targeted for anti-China remarks

Published on May 19, 2014 7:52 AM
Mr Lee Wen in hospital in Hong Kong. He was discharged yesterday. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF HELINA CHAN

Hong Kong police are investigating how Singapore performance artist Lee Wen ended up injured in a university toilet here on Saturday evening.

The bizarre episode, which has led to speculation that he was assaulted for comments critical of China, has baffled many people, including the artist himself.

Speaking to The Straits Times yesterday at the Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan before being discharged, Mr Lee - his face bruised and his T-shirt bloodied - has no recollection of what happened.

At around 6.15pm, he went to a toilet at the City University of Hong Kong. After relieving himself, he "suddenly blacked out".

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