Protesters try to stick photos of missing book publishers, one of whom is Gui Minhai, left, during a protest in Hong Kong.
Protesters try to stick photos of missing book publishers, one of whom is Gui Minhai, left, during a protest in Hong Kong. Credit: Vincent Yu

Sweden says China broke promise on doctor for Gui Minhai

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China on Friday rejected what it called 'the unwarranted criticism' by Sweden that it did not allow a Swedish doctor to see the detained book publisher Gui Minhai this week.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said on Thursday that a Swedish doctor who had been sent to Gui Minhai had been denied permission to meet him on Wednesday.

"The Chinese actions are unacceptable and break previous promises that our citizen would be allowed to meet a Swedish doctor," Wallström said in a statement.

But according to news agency AP, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman rejected the complaint, stating that the Swedish book publisher had requested not to see the doctor.    

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