Sweden says Chinese-born dissident publisher Gui Minhai freed

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Sweden on Tuesday said China has released Swedish dissident publisher Gui Minhai, who wrote political gossip books about Chinese leaders, two years after he was kidnapped while on holiday in Thailand.

“We have received information from the Chinese authorities that he has been released,” Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman Sofia Karlberg told AFP, without specifying when Minhai had been freed.
However, his daughter Angela Gui expressed doubt about his release in a statement, saying she and her family have not heard anything from him or about his whereabouts.

“Neither I nor any member of my family nor any of his friends have been contacted,” Gui said in a statement.

“It is still very unclear where he is. I am deeply concerned for his wellbeing,” she said.