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News ID: 44172
Publish Date: 12:47 - 07 November 2019
TEHRAN, Nov 7_A dissident bookseller who has been detained in China off and on since 2015 is to release a collection of his poems that have been smuggled out of jail, a Swedish publishing house said on Wednesday.

Swedish publisher detained in China to publish poems smuggled out of jailTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Chinese-born Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen based in Hong Kong who has published books critical of China’s leaders, was abducted in Thailand in 2015 and later appeared in custody in mainland China.

The book, called “I draw a door on the wall with my finger”, will be released in May next year on Gui’s 56th birthday.

“We were contacted by his daughter Angela and she wondered if we wanted to publish the poems, which we very much wanted,” said Martin Kaunitz of Kaunitz & Olsson. “He had them smuggled out to Angela and he wrote the poems during his first stay in prison.”

Kaunitz said the book was a good way of shining a light on Chinese authorities and to keep Gui in the public’s mind.

Source :reuters

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