China's forced confessions analysed

Mr Peter Dahlin gave testimony on the promise of lenient treatment, like early release. Mr Gui Minhai's interview was one of 45 TV confessions analysed by Safeguard Defenders.
Mr Gui Minhai's interview was one of 45 TV confessions analysed by Safeguard Defenders.
Mr Peter Dahlin gave testimony on the promise of lenient treatment, like early release. Mr Gui Minhai's interview was one of 45 TV confessions analysed by Safeguard Defenders.
Mr Peter Dahlin gave testimony on the promise of lenient treatment, like early release.

Study of interviews reveals many were staged and used for propaganda purposes

In February, detained Swedish book publisher and bookseller Gui Minhai appeared on Chinese TV accusing his government of badgering him into agreeing to a plan to get him to Sweden.

"My wonderful life has been ruined and I would never trust the Swedish ever again," he said in an interview with various Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong media at a detention centre in Ningbo, Zhejiang province.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline 'China's forced confessions analysed'. Print Edition | Subscribe