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Ailing Swedish Bookseller Arrested Again in China

February 1, 2018
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Ailing Swedish Bookseller Arrested Again in China

Just months after Hong Kong-based bookseller and Swedish citizen Gui Minhai was supposedly released after nearly two years of detention in mainland China, he is back in official custody after being seized by plainclothes police officers on a Beijing-bound train. Gui was traveling to the capital for a medical appointment because he has begun to…

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Gui Minhai Missing Since Alleged Release from Chinese Detention

October 24, 2017
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Gui Minhai Missing Since Alleged Release from Chinese Detention

Chinese authorities claim to have released Gui Minhai, the last of five men associated with Hong Kong publisher Mighty Current who were originally detained in late 2015. According to his daughter Angela Gui, however, his whereabouts remain unknown and he has not contacted family or friends since his alleged release on October 17. Gui was…

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Daughter of Detained Bookseller Asks Foreign Governments to Pressure China

June 23, 2017
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Daughter of Detained Bookseller Asks Foreign Governments to Pressure China

The daughter of Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, who has been held in an undisclosed location on the Chinese mainland since October 2015 on suspicion of trafficking in banned books, pleaded once again this week for the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom to apply diplomatic pressure for his release. Gui was originally abducted…

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Detained Hong Kong Publisher Wins Swedish Press Freedom Award

April 26, 2017
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Detained Hong Kong Publisher Wins Swedish Press Freedom Award

Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai, who has been held in an undisclosed location in mainland China since October 2015 as authorities try to extract information about his customers, has been awarded the Swedish Publicists’ Association’s Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Prize for free speech and press freedom. Gui, a naturalized Swedish citizen, was detained along with four…

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Large Turnout for Hong Kong Democracy Protest After Bookseller Revelations

July 7, 2016
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Large Turnout for Hong Kong Democracy Protest After Bookseller Revelations

Thousands of Hong Kong residents joined pro-democracy demonstrations last weekend, following local bookstore manager Lam Wing Kee’s revelation that he was involuntarily detained for eight months on the Chinese mainland as authorities there sought information about customers and the books he sold them. The incident represents the latest breakdown in the “one country, two systems”…

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Hong Kong Bookseller Speaking Out on Eight-Month Detention in China

June 21, 2016
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Hong Kong Bookseller Speaking Out on Eight-Month Detention in China

Four of the five Hong Kong booksellers who mysteriously disappeared late last year and were presumed to be in the custody of mainland Chinese authorities have returned to the semi-autonomous region, but only one is speaking openly what happened to them. Lam Wing Kee is speaking out about his eight-month ordeal, confirming that he was…

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Five Hong Kong Booksellers Missing, Likely in Chinese Custody

January 8, 2016
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Five Hong Kong Booksellers Missing, Likely in Chinese Custody

Five employees of Hong Kong publisher and bookseller Mighty Current have gone missing in the past few months, and international publishing and free speech organizations are now demanding answers as to their whereabouts. Editor Lee Bo disappeared last Wednesday, approximately two months after Mighty Current co-owners Gui Minhai and Lu Bo and employees Zhang Zhiping…

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