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Sweden investigates ambassador's 'secret' meetings about jailed bookseller

Sweden's Ambassador to China, pictured here in 2013, is accused of unauthorized negotiations relating to the release of an imprisoned Chinese-born Swede. Photo: Leif R Jansson/TT

Published: 14.Feb.2019 11:29 hrs

Sweden's Foreign Ministry has recalled its ambassador in Beijing for acting "wrongly" regarding the case of an imprisoned Chinese-born Swede.

The ambassador to China was allegedly involved in unauthorized negotiations to get the imprisoned bookseller released. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt is currently in Stockholm for an investigation by the foreign ministry, with a temporary replacement in the Beijing embassy.

Angela Gui, daughter of imprisoned bookseller Gui Minhai, said that she was invited to a "secret" meeting with Chinese businessmen by the Swedish ambassador.

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