China frees, deports Swedish NGO worker

January 26, 2016 12:18 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From Reuters)

China has released a Swedish man taken into custody this month on suspicion of acts detrimental to the country’s national security, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said.

Dahlin’s girlfriend, Pan Jinling, who was detained around the same time, had also been released.

Peter Dahlin
Peter Dahlin

Three weeks ago, it detained Peter Dahlin, a 35-year-old co-founder of the Chinese Urgent Action Working Group that worked with Chinese human rights lawyers.

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom welcomed Dahlin’s release, but expressed concern over naturalized Swedish citizen Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong-based bookseller who had vanished in October in Thailand. Read More

 

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