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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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Breast Cancer Self-Exam Video Censored on Facebook

October 25, 2016
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Breast Cancer Self-Exam Video Censored on Facebook

Even health education isn’t safe from Facebook’s arbitrary nudity policy. The Swedish Cancer Society, Cancerfonden, ran into trouble with the social media giant earlier this month when they posted an animated breast cancer awareness video. It was taken down due to accompanying visuals on how to conduct a breast self-exam. The video, which included information and…

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Lesbian Flirtation Edited Out of Steven Universe in Sweden

June 13, 2016
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Lesbian Flirtation Edited Out of Steven Universe in Sweden

Over 1,300 Swedish fans of the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe have signed a petition objecting to dialogue changes in the Swedish-language version of a recent episode that effaced a same-sex flirtation between the characters Ruby and Sapphire. The network acknowledges the changes, but says they were necessary to comply with unspecified Swedish content ratings. In…

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Manga Cop-Out at the Swedish Supreme Court

March 16, 2016
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Manga Cop-Out at the Swedish Supreme Court

In the abstract, most people in free societies would probably agree that no one should be fined or thrown in jail simply for possessing drawings of any sort. But when the drawings in question are certain varieties of manga, often the fear of being tarred with the child porn brush overcomes the will to defend…

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