Members of the Uiger community have held protests in front of the Chinese embassy in the past. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer / SCANPIX

Another Accused of Spying for China

A 40-year-old man from the Stockholm area is suspected of having been involved with systematic spying on refugees for the Chinese government, according to Metro newspaper. He is thought to have spied from fall 2008 until spring 2009.

In March, another man in the Stockholm area was convicted on similar charges, having spied during the exact same period. He had provided the Chinese government with information on exiled Uigers, who belong to a large ethnic minority in China. Some of those in exile are political activists, and the man had furnished the Chinese government with details on their personal relationships i Sweden, along with information about their health, travels, and politics.

Police suspect the two cases are linked.

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