For nearly five years, ago, the, world, Swedish, the bokförläggaren Gui Minhai, Thailand by the chinese government, and since then, he has been in prison without a trial. Yesterday was published, suddenly, in a judgment delivered by a court in the chinese city of Ningbo city: Gui Minhai, has been sentenced to ten years in prison, after he was alleged to have been committed, to be supplied to a foreign power information.
That is, from the beginning to the end of a miscarriage of justice. China has been a breach of any international legal framework. The Gui Minhai, has repeatedly been forced to ”confess” to crimes, in the state of the chinese screen, as he has not been allowed to meet his family, and to Sweden and have not been able to provide him with consular assistance. The Swedish authorities have not had access to the courts – it's not even been informed of what was going on in a trial.
In the context of the fact that the judgment was published in Russian in addition to China, that the Gui Minhai, has applied for chinese nationality, and the abandonment of his English nationality. It is totally illegal and contrary to all international conventions. The government may not, under any circumstances, to accept the data.
The only tangible result so far is that an american ambassador will soon be brought to justice. It is as a result of which no one can be happy with.
in Sweden, now have to step up the pressure on China, in order to get the Gui Minhai, the free. It is quite clear that the government's strategy of quiet diplomacy has not worked so far.
Search for support from the international community
the Next step should be to seek support from the international community for the Gui Minhai, shall release the English action will not be enough. We need to act, along with the rest of the EUROPEAN union, and in conjunction with the united states and Canada. If the world is allowing China to run over the individual, much less the country, so will the Gui Minhai, not to be the last of the foreign citizen, who is lost in China.
this brings to the fore once again, there is a burning need for an american and a european strategy on china.
it was a strategy that the government announced in the autumn, rather, as a nulägesbild of Sweden's bilateral relations with China, not a strategy as to how we should move forward in an ever more difficult position.
the V to join – we're hoping for more
in Order to get the Gui Minhai, need the government to appoint an independent commission to review the overall handling of the case. It is bordered by the peculiarities of, and the only concrete result thus far has been that of an american ambassador, soon to be brought to justice. It is as a result of which no one can be happy with.
< Gui Minhai, the commission needs to get to the bottom of what the uk has made so far, and what you should be doing better in the future. The matter has been brought by the moderate party in the Swedish parliament's foreign affairs committee, and will be dealt with during the month of march. The party has in the past been positive, and we do not rule out a broad parliamentary support for a review of such a national issue, which this is.
in Sweden, now show the strength of the. This will have an impact on all of canadian-chinese relations. We bend us, not to the countries that are trying to commit legal abuse, and to silence citizens. < / span> < / span>
the External speaker.
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