Tibet organisation interjection Sweden in ‘Chinese spy’ case

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The Dalai Lama (L) met Tibetans vital in Sweden final September

A Tibetan personality says she hopes other countries will follow Sweden’s instance by prosecuting purported spies who give China information on banished Tibetans.

On Wednesday, Sweden charged a Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, with espionage. China allegedly paid him for personal information about associate Tibetans.

Tibetan village personality Jamyang Choedon pronounced Sweden’s movement could “be an instance for other countries”.

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Ms Choedon, vocalization to a BBC from Stockholm, pronounced her tiny village of about 140 Tibetans was “really repelled and a bit scared” by a box of Dorjee Gyantsan, who is 49. She pronounced it was a initial such box in Sweden.

Mr Gyantsan has denied all a charges, his counsel Mikael Soderberg told a BBC. Arrested in Feb 2017, he is now giveaway though not authorised to leave Sweden.

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“We know him, he was actively holding partial in a community,” Ms Choedon said. “I never felt he was opposite a Dalai Lama. He has been in Sweden some-more than 10 years.”

“We’re really grateful to a Swedish supervision that they are holding full steps; we wish all other countries do a same.”

Trips to Poland

The complaint accuses Mr Gyantsan of carrying spied on Tibetan village members in Sweden for “cash benefits” and says he met “a deputy of a Chinese state regularly in Poland, in tie with this activity”. The espionage allegedly took place in 2015-2017.

When he was arrested, on returning from Warsaw, he was found to be carrying $6,000 (£4,200) in cash.

“The corruption is deliberate sum since it was systematic, in swell for a prolonged time and might have caused many people critical harm,” a complaint says.

In Sweden a smallest jail tenure for espionage is 6 months and a limit 4 years.

Commenting on a case, Daniel Stenling, an officer of Sweden’s Sapo comprehension service, pronounced Sapo had worked with other European military authorities to guard Mr Gyantsan’s activities.

He called such espionage “a really critical crime… as it prevents people who are already vulnerable, and have fled their countries, from sportive a rights and freedoms they should be enjoying underneath Sweden’s constitution”.

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