China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison

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China has sentenced Swedish citizen Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison for illegally providing intelligence abroad. He is one of the Hong Kong-based book publishers arrested in 2018 for selling books that were said to be critical of China’s political leadership. Following the verdict, Sweden demanded Chinese authorities to release its citizen. However, a court statement revealed that Chinese-born Gui had stated he will not appeal the sentence. He had also asked to have his Chinese citizenship reinstated.