Swedish Student’s Passport Confiscated for Flash Mob Call

12 July, 2011 at 09:02 | Posted in China, human rights, persecution | Leave a comment
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Written by Oiwan Lam

A Swedish student, Sven Englund studying in Shanghai Fudan University was summoned by Shanghai police for writing a letter to the Chinese President Hu Jintao in his blog. His passport has been confiscated after the interrogation.

It stated that Sven Englund is suspected of “being harmful to social management” and has violated article 55 of the “PRC social security management law”. The interrogation was set on July 1, 2011 at the school general office.

According to Sven Englund’s tweet, he was planning to return to Sweden on July 26, but now the Shanghai police has confiscated his passport. The police promised to return the passport to him on July 7, 2011 (Today). He has contacted the Swedish embassy but the ambassador is helpless.

During the interrogation, the police officers asked him to disclose the login password of his blog, but he refused, saying that their demand has violated his rights.

Below is a translation of his blog post published on June 27, 2011:

Read more:  China: Swedish student’s passport confiscated for flash mob call – Global Voices Advocacy

Update: Sven is now back in Sweden.
More: Swedish Exchange Student Deported From China Over Blog Post

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