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Sweden's former China ambassador 'welcomes' criminal investigation

Former ambassador Anna Lindstedt. Photo: Leif R Jansson/TT

Published: 21.Mar.2019 12:47 hrs

Sweden's former ambassador to China has been appointed a criminal lawyer in the ongoing investigation of her 'secret' meeting with the daughter of imprisoned bookseller Gui Minhai.

Sweden recalled Anna Lindstedt after Angela Gui accused the diplomat of having invited her to a "very strange" meeting with Chinese businessmen who claimed they could assist Gui's father. Sweden's foreign ministry said it had not been informed of the meeting in advance.

The ambassador has now been appointed a lawyer and is suspected of "crime against the security of the realm", according to several Swedish media referring to court documents.

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