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Written statement on the release of Johan Gustafsson


I am extremely pleased to be able to announce that today Johan Gustafsson has been able to return to Sweden and reunite with his family.
Johan's situation has affected many of us, and extensive efforts have been made to secure his release.

In particular, the Government would like to highlight the effective collaboration between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Swedish Police Authority National Operations Department and other Swedish and foreign authorities.
This collaboration has now resulted in Johan being able to return home.

I would like to urge everyone to show consideration for Johan and his family and to respect their wishes concerning when and whether they will choose to make a statement.

Margot Wallström
Minister for Foreign Affairs


Erik Wirkensjö
Press Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström
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