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China: Further information: Swedish activist ‘confesses’ on Chinese TV: Peter Dahlin

, Index number: ASA 17/3249/2016

There are increasing concerns for a Swedish national who has been detained in Beijing since 3 January on suspicion of “endangering state security”. He is being held in secret detention without access to lawyers or his family, and his “confession” was broadcast on national television, in which he admitted to “violating Chinese law”. His girlfriend is missing and is also feared to be detained.

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