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Sweden summons Chinese ambassador over jailing of Swedish book publisher

Stockholm: Sweden’s foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Chinese ambassador after Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was jailed in China for 10 years on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad.
Gui, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing salacious titles about China’s political leaders, was snatched by authorities while on a train to Beijing in February 2018, the second time he disappeared into mainland custody.
The Swedish ministry said it had acted after becoming aware of reports of the sentencing.“We have been seeking confirmation from Chinese authorities and in this regard the state secretary here at the ministry of foreign affairs summoned the Chinese ambassador where we reiterated our demands that Gui Minhai be released,” spokesman Johan Ndisi said. (AFP)