Swedish police travel to Thailand over bookseller’s disappearance

(From AFP)

Swedish detectives have traveled to Thailand to look into the disappearance of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who disappeared in the kingdom and later resurfaced in Chinese custody, Thai police said Friday.

Gui Minhai

Gui Minhai

Gui Minhai, a Swedish national, went missing from his seaside apartment in the resort city of Pattaya in October.

He was one of five people from a Hong Kong publishing house known for producing salacious titles critical of Chinese leaders to have disappeared in recent months as Beijing pursues dissidents far beyond its borders.

Major General Apichart Suriboonya, head of Thai Foreign Affairs Police, said Swedish officers had arrived in the kingdom.

“They came here, not for investigation because they have no legal rights to do so. But they have been sent to help expedite the Thai police investigation,” he said. Read More



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