Swedish bookseller detained in China allowed to see Swedish doctor

A Swedish doctor has been allowed to visit the Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, who has been detained in China since October 2017.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström shortly spoke about Gui Minhai in a statement from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

“Swedish medical personnel have on Monday, August 13th, been able to carry out a visit with detained Swedish citizen Gui Minhai. This is welcome,” Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement, according to SVT.

In the statement the Minister commented no further on the visit and said the further work is confidential.

Wallstöm established that Sweden still want Gui Minhai freed:

“Gui Minhai has to be released and able to reunite with his family”.

Chinese-born Gui Minhai owns Mighty Current, who published sensitive political popular literature about China’s highest leadership. In October 2015 Minhai disappeared during a holiday in Thailand and was detained in China. He was released from detention in October 2017 but was detained again in January 2018.

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