37 Swedish newspapers urge China to free detained publisher Gui Minhai

By HKFP

This article first appeared in HKFP on 6 Jun 2018
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Dozens of Swedish newspapers called Tuesday on China to release publisher Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swede who vanished into Chinese custody in January in murky circumstances for the second time.

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Responsible media should not act as Beijing’s pawns when reporting on staged, forced confessions

HKFP:Peter Dahlin

I wouldn’t claim to be an expert on the resumption of China’s cultural revolution era-type forced TV confessions, but as one of the 70 or more people who have been made to ‘confess’ on TV, always before any trial – often even before having been arrested – since Xi Jinping’s ascent, I do have a few cents to add on the subject.

Was Gui Minhai’s latest, his third, scripted by Continue reading “Responsible media should not act as Beijing’s pawns when reporting on staged, forced confessions”