Daughter of Swedish bookseller snatched in China fears he faces years in jail

Gui Minhai, who specialised in gossipy books, was arrested while being taken by diplomats to embassy in Beijing

The daughter of a Swedish bookseller who was seized by Chinese agents while travelling with two European diplomats has said she fears her father is facing years behind bars after police claimed he was involved in “trafficking state secrets”.

Gui Minhai, a 53-year-old Hong Kong publisher who had specialised in gossipy books about China’s political elite, was taken from a Beijing-bound train on the morning of 20 January as he attempted to reach the Swedish embassy for a medical examination.

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