In this file image made from undated video released by China Central Television (CCTV), Peter Dahlin, a Swedish co-founder of a human rights group, speaks on camera in an unknown location. (CCTV via AP Video, File)
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China has deported a Swedish human rights activist detained earlier this month for allegedly posing a threat to national security, the government said Tuesday.Peter Dahlin, of the Chinese Urgent Action Working Group, disappeared on Jan. 4 as he prepared to board a flight to Thailand and appears to have been caught up in a crackdown on human rights lawyers.The Swede's detention came as China considers a new law to control the activities of foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which has raised widespread concern among overseas groups.Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who had protested to China about the detention of the two Swedish nationals, which she called "unacceptable," welcomed Dahlin's release.
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