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Sweden FM says she’s upset by ambassador to China case

February 15, 2019
FILE - This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, shows Anna Lindstedt, Sweden's ambassador to China during a press conference in Stockholm. Sweden’s ambassador to China is under internal investigation, the embassy said Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, after she set up meetings between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen that appeared to have gone awry. (Leif R Jansson/TT via AP, File)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says she is “very upset” over meetings arranged by the country’s ambassador to China between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen who allegedly threatened the woman.

Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has been recalled to Sweden and is being investigated.

Wallstrom said on Swedish public radio Friday that her ministry didn’t have advance knowledge of the meetings in Stockholm arranged by Lindstedt. She declined to elaborate, citing the probe.

The daughter, Angela Gui, published an account Wednesday detailing a “strange” meeting with businessmen arranged by the ambassador. She said they threatened her after offering to help secure her father’s release from prison in China.

Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, co-owned a Hong Kong store which sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders.