Tibetan Charged in Sweden Says Never Spied for China

The Tibetan origin man charged of serious espionage in Sweden last week has denied of ever having spied for China on Wednesday. The Tibetan man in a telephone interview with the Radio Free Asia has stated that in contrary to the charges, he never provided information about fellow Tibetan refugees to China.

Dorjee Gyantsan, 49 was arrested on February 26 last year on suspicion of “espionage against refugees in Sweden,” though later released has now been charged with “serious unlawful intelligence activities against several individuals” in the country according to the Swedish Security Service statement and now faces a possible sentence of up to four years in prison.

Though Swedish state prosecutor has charges the Tibetan man as close member of the refugee community had contacts with Chinese officials in Poland and Finland leading to an alleged payment of 50,000 krona (U.S. $5,945) on one occasion that lead to his arrest last year. However, the man denies these charges saying that he neither passed any information to the Chinese nor received any payment from them.

“I have never passed any information about Tibetans to the Chinese embassy,” told Gyantsan according to the report in RFA where he also added that the Chinese he met in Poland later identified as an official in China’s embassy in Poland had introduced to him as student at Warsaw University.

He also informed that the $6000 cash in his possession on a return trip from Poland by boat had come from his mother and was delivered to him by a Chinese businessman from Qinghai’s provincial capital Xining now doing business in Sweden and given to him by the Chinese man working at the embassy.

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