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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 15:05
China Releases Swedish Rights Activist Peter Dahlin
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A Swedish activist who was detained in China on charges of damaging national security has been released and deported.

Peter Dahlin, 35, has been held since early January amid a crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists.

Last week he appeared on state media apparently confessing to breaking the law through his organization’s support of local Chinese rights lawyers.

The Swedish embassy confirmed he had left China but gave no further details.

Its foreign minister welcomed Mr Dahlin's release, but expressed concern about another Swede in Chinese detention.

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