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Sweden probing ambassador over suspect meeting

AP, BEIJING

She said that they then told her they had already started to negotiate over her father’s case without her prior knowledge.

She cited one businessman as saying that it was possible that Gui Minhai would be released, but only if she promised to stop publicizing her father’s case for a month.

Angela Gui wrote that one of the men told her: “You have to trust me, or you will never see your father again.”

She said that she later learned that no one at the ministry had been informed of the meeting.

“I’m not going to be quiet in exchange for a visa and an arbitrary promise that my father ‘might’ be released,” she wrote. “Threats, verbal abuse, bribes, or flattery won’t change that.”

Sweden last month announced — prior to the incident described by Angela Gui — that Lindstedt was leaving the Beijing post to become ambassador for UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

She was to start in the new position next month.

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