Germany: Swedish FM demands release of Gui Minhai after China jails him for 10 years

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde demanded the release of Chinese-born Swedish scholar and book publisher Gui Minhai, who has been sentenced by a Chinese court to 10 years in prison for «providing intelligence» overseas. The announcement was made during an international ministerial meeting within the framework of the Stockholm Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament in Berlin on Tuesday. She said... Еще: «We have today summoned the Swedish ambassador to Stockholm and repeated what I have said since a long time back that we reiterate our demand that Gui Minhai be released and that we are immediately getting consular access and also the possibility for Swedish doctor to see Gui Minhai.» The 55-year-old ran a publishing house in Hong Kong and was one of five men who disappeared in late 2015, in a string of incidents known as the Causeway Bay Books disappearances. He later reappeared and was arrested by the Chinese authorities who stated that he had broken Chinese law. Minhai was sentenced by a court in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo.

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