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The former Swedish ambassador in Peking, Anna Lindstedt, has been a prosecutor in the riksenheten of national security in a case relating to the Swedish law, government, a citizen's Gui Minhai has been charged for the ”egenmäktighet in a negotiation with a foreign power,” according to the Swedish penal code, chapter 19, section 4, with section.
in the Indictment, the witness of the ignorance of the powers of an ambassador to have, and raises questions about the department's role as an employer.
- the Gui is currently being detained at an unknown location in China. There is a Swedish interest in that, as soon as will be released and reunited with his family, and in this case, there will no longer be a burden on Sweden's relations with China.
for A given entry of a Swedish ambassador, to try and resolve these matters in the best possible way and to promote the restoration of normal relations between the uk and the relevant country.
Anna Lindstedt has not entered into any negotiations with any power, but on the basis of the knowledge and information she has had with her in this difficult matter, only trying to contribute to a solution, which would mean that the Gui Minhai was released.
before this, the ambassadors and the commissioners who signed this article, and has extensive experience of all types of serious cases. It has been for the us to take advantage of all the contacts we have had, and to consider all possibilities, even unconventional ones, in order to bring about a solution. With this, we have been able to do that on the basis of the general power of attorney, a Swedish ambassador, has been with the independent ämbetsansvar. This includes, of course, to the dialogue, to keep the ministry of foreign affairs in Stockholm, sweden, informed, however, handlingsinitiativet is, for practical reasons, with the ambassador.
as An ambassador, will receive the state-issued credentials with the rank of extraordinary and authorized ambassador of Sweden. According to the 1961 vienna convention are part of an ambassador's duties, among other things:
To represent the interests of the sending state in the receiving state. < / p>
in the host member state in the framework of international law, the framework of the exploitation of the sending state and of its citizens. < / p>
how To negotiate with the host government of that country.
- the Corresponding formulations are available in the 2014 instructions for the Swedish foreign representation.
the Head of a diplomatic mission representing the interests of Sweden, in the country of operation to maintain Sweden's relations with the government. The director shall make themselves familiar with Sweden and the local country's inter-relationships. < / p>
In collaboration with the Government, work for success, and an understanding of the English positions. in the field of foreign policy and other policy areas.
" an ambassador, or of a salaried consul-general, is an agency director, as well as a director general answerable to the government, but, in general, have to work independently to carry out its duties in accordance with the interests of the public. In this part, as indicated above, the contacts with the anställningslandets authorities. It is, therefore, absurd to suppose that an american ambassador in the course of their duties, would be accused of ”egenmäktighet in a negotiation with a foreign power.” This brottsbeskrivning refers to the other, the treacherous conditions in the context of war and conflict.
the thing is, that ms Anna Lindstedt, in this case, have not entered into any negotiations with any power, but on the basis of the knowledge and information she has had with her in this difficult matter, only trying to contribute to a solution, which would mean that the Gui Minhai was a strong Swedish interest. If you are also from one of the chinese would have referred to the proposed meeting would be to resolve the case, there is no reason not to try this approach.
the other way around.
The evidence is clear that the ministry of foreign affairs took up the matter with the police department and the Fbi, which led to the prosecutor's decision. That is, as known, the first time something like this has happened with a Swedish diplomat, has tried to help to resolve a consular case. In many cases it can be very difficult, and can lead to a variety of evaluations in the ministry for foreign affairs. It is to be attained in a process of dialogue and decision making within the foreign service.
the GOVERNMENT's actions are contrary to diplomatic custom and practice, and raises important questions about the MINISTRY as a good employer.
Clarification: the title was originally, to the MINISTRY for foreign affairs been reported to the police. The title has been changed, then the MINISTRY for foreign affairs, in contact with the ROTOR underlines the fact that the are not formally made a complaint to the police.
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