CHINA Chinese Embassy questions Swedish police after tourists 'brutally treated'

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Chinese Embassy questions Swedish police after tourists 'brutally treated'

By Qu Qiuyan | People's Daily app

14:04, September 18, 2018

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Chinese ambassador to Sweden Gui congyou said on Monday that he couldn't understand the Swedish police's claim that the policemen who brutally treated Chinese tourists didn't violate the law.

"The three Chinese tourists’ safety and dignity were threatened due to the Swedish police’s violent treatment...A similar case occurred in a southern city in November 2011 when the Swedish police’s behavior towards a Swedish citizen was regarded as a breach of duty,” said Gui in the interview with Swedish media Expressen on Monday. 

"The police chief confirmed that the three tourists didn't break the Swedish laws, but also said the policemen didn't break the laws either. We can barely understand the statement," said Gui.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry confirmed to CNN on Monday that the Chinese authorities had raised the matter of three Chinese tourists, both in Stockholm and with the Swedish Embassy in Beijing.

In the early morning of September 2, three Chinese tourists, including two elderly, were brutally treated by local police on the outskirts of Stockholm, Xinhua reported.

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