Premium: TYR, LEBANON. Here, one of Sweden’s highest military commanders, Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllensporre, is arrested and taken away by the Hezbollah militia in the city of Tire in southern Lebanon.
His mobile phone and laptop are confiscated and he is interrogated for several hours.
After a diplomatic effort in which the Foreign Ministry and the UN play important roles, he is released, but expelled from the country.
The Swedish government has classified all documents about the arrest.
“There was a misunderstanding and it was resolved on the spot,” writes Dennis Gyllensporre in a brief email.
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