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Hungary Accused Of Persecuting Uyghur People Amid Pressure From China
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On Wednesday, Hungary expelled the vice-president of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) on “terrorism charges” in a move that many suspect is an act of Christian persecution. The Uyghur people are an ethnic group that live in China and Central Asia. Umit Hamit Agahi, a German citizen, and the one kicked out of the country on “terrorism” charges says that “Only China calls the WUC a terrorist organization.” China is notorious for going to great lengths to suppress and end the influence of Christians and Christianity in its borders. The question now is: Does China have Hungary under its thumb?
06/12/2013 Hungary (BosNews)- Hungary remained under pressure Wednesday, June 12, to explain its relations with China after expelling the vice-president of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) on “terrorism charges” and preventing a Budapest meeting dedicated to the religious and political rights of the Uyghur people.
WUC official Umit Hamit Agahi, a German citizen, told Radio Free Asia that he believes Chinese state security services may have provided Hungarian police with “false” information about himself and “triggered alarm” in Hungary.
“Only China calls the WUC a terrorist organization,” he said.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has been criticized by the European Union for his perceived autocratic policies towards churches, media, courts, central bank and other previously independent institutions, has made clear he wants stronger economic ties with China.
The Chinese government has pressured countries questioning its human rights records…
Ethnicity is also believed to have played a role in what his supporters view as the harsh sentence given to Uyghur Christian leader Alimujiang Yimiti who is serving a 15-year jail sentence in a Chinese prison for allegedly “providing state secrets to overseas organizations”.

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