Taslima in Europe, says Swedish politician

March 21st, 2008 - 12:12 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Taslima Nasreen

London, March 20 (IANS) Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has left India complaining of ill-treatment, is somewhere in Europe - probably Sweden, Swedish Radio reported Thursday. Radio Sweden quoted the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter as saying it was “highly likely” that the controversial author is in Sweden but that security concerns have “gagged all her circle of contacts”.

The award-winning author, who is in Europe to seek medical care, has however been in touch with Swedish Liberal Party MP Cecilia Wikstrom, the International Herald Tribune reported.

“I can confirm that she has landed this afternoon at an airport somewhere in Europe, but due to security reasons I cannot say anything about her whereabouts,” Wikstrom said.

“She is in Europe to receive medical advice. The pressure was too much for her (in India),” she added.

The Swedish news agency TT also said Nasreen was in Sweden.

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