Missing bookseller hits out at Sweden in arranged interview

BEIJING – A detained Swedish bookseller on the centre of escalating row among Western governments and Beijing has accused Sweden of using him to be a “chess piece” in an overall look organized by Chinese police.

Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong-based publisher who marketed books of gossip about Chinese leaders, told a number of stores such as the South China Early morning Article on Friday that he never required to go away China which Stockholm was using his scenario to “create trouble.”

The statement from Gui, who spoke in a detention facility flanked by police, was right away denounced by legal rights activists as coerced.

Gui was seized in January by Chinese agents though touring on the practice with Swedish diplomats who had been evidently seeking to escort him out of China.

The Swedish Overseas Ministry didn’t instantly comment.