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Sweden charges Tibetan with spying for China

IANS  |  Stockholm 

has charged a 49-year-old Tibetan man living in the country for spying on fellow exiles for the Chinese government, the media reported on Thursday.

Swedish state said the man, who was working for the Voice of daily, is suspected of supplying the with information about the families, housing situations and travel plans of "certain people of importance to the Chinese regime", reported.

According to Ljungqvist, the man had been in touch with Chinese officials in and

He had been paid 50,000 krona ($5,980) on one occasion. Ljungqvist said the man had been deeply embedded in the Tibetan community.

The did not give the suspect's name.

The arrest comes about two months after Swedish bookseller Minhai was taken from a train in in the presence of Swedish consular officials, reports

Three weeks later a video surfaced in which expressed his guilt over unspecified offences, an admission that human rights activists said was likely a forced confession.

is home to about 140 Tibetan exiles.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 13:18 IST