At 16, 24 January arrived Torbjörn Lodén to hotel Sheraton in Stockholm. He had a week before been invited by the ambassador of Sweden in Beijing, Anna Lindstedt.
she introduce him to a chinese businessman could be with and fund a conference that Lodén want to arrange.
To my amazement, the com Angela Gui to the hotel when I was waiting in the foyer.
Angela Gui was later told that she in two days sat in a meeting with two businessmen who said that they can help her release her father, bokförläggaren Gui Minhai who has been in custody for three years and is a Swedish citizen. As a counter-claim asking to Angela Gui stops talking about her father in the media. According to the MINISTRY for foreign affairs, Anna Lindstedt arranged this without the knowledge of those involved in the Gui Minhais cases and the case under investigation now by the Fbi.
Torbjörn Lodén had no idea that Angela Gui would participate in the meeting when he arrived and saw her in the company of samhällsdebattören Kurdo Profile, which she brought with her as a support.
the meeting was attended By two businessmen, a chinese man and his co-workers from Sri Lanka. The man turned out to be a venture capitalist with great commitment in the Swedish companies and the close ties to several high-ranking swedes.
For Torbjörn Lodén came the meeting mainly focus on the trader's investment in the Swedish med-tech companies and the cooperation with the Swedish businessmen. On the conference, it was not very much said.
" I thought it was a somewhat strange event. It felt not really good in any way, " says Torbjörn Lodén.
and author, was on the meeting that took place in a reception room at the Sheraton. With her they would discuss possible participation in a musiksoireé in Nanjing, China.
After an hour when the champagne and wine came out on a tray and the chinese businessman wanted to invite to dinner, and decided Lodén to leave the society.
" I felt that the meeting did not give me anything, that it was enough.
Angela Gui set during the Lodéns time at the hotel at another table in company with Kurdo Profile.
" When I and Cecilia departed, stood the rest of the gang and took a drink which turned into dinner. It was apparently during dinner the more troublesome things occurred, " says Torbjörn Lodén.
would be the release of the Gui Minhai had Torbjörn Lodén no idea about in advance.
" The only thing I heard about the Gui Minhai was when Anna during the meeting said to me that she hoped that the chinese could help get him free. I thought that sounded positive. But I felt some doubt as to the chinese. The feeling grew afterwards, when I had got to know what has happened.
Why, he and Cecilia Lindqvist was there, he knows not really.
– The simple explanation is that Anna really hoped that Cecilia would participate in a cultural exchange and that they would help me with my conference. But it is noteworthy that we were called there, but in advance, get to know the importance of the gathering, Gui Minhai.
eight people in the room. He felt the atmosphere that something weird.
the venture capitalist told him that he is good for over a billion dollars, and that he has a standing suite at the Sheraton, where he spends around ten days in the month.
" I agree, of course, not with shops, but I winced over the task.
Torbjörn Lodén has spoken with Angela Gui after the meeting and think on what she has said. To the embassy in Stockholm claiming that they do not know the businessman he finds amazing because he had been seen on the picture with China's ambassador in Stockholm, and Anna Lindstedt.
Wallstrom quiet about what the foreign office knew