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China: Publisher sentenced to ten years in prison for ‘providing intelligence’ abroad

11 March 2020
The drawing of Gui Minhai
Image: Drawing of Gui Minhai by Badiucao / Courtesy of Badiucao

 

25 February 2020: Swedish publisher of Chinese origin Gui Minhai was sentenced to ten years in prison by the court of Ningbo in China on the charge of “providing intelligence” abroad. He will additionally be deprived of political rights for five years, reported The Guardian.

Minhai worked for the publishing house Mighty Current in Hong Kong, which published books with the content on the private life of the Chinese authorities.

According to CNN, the court statement says that the publisher admitted his guilt and will not appeal the sentence.

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde requested that China releases Minhai.

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