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Chinese spies seek refuge in Canada’s churches

Even as Canadian agencies struggle to deport a former KGB agent hiding in a Vancouver church, yet another former spy — for China — has now hidden himself in a Toronto church to evade deportation. Though law does not stop police from entering religious places, they avoid these places to make arrests.

world Updated: Feb 04, 2010 00:59 IST

Even as Canadian agencies struggle to deport a former KGB agent hiding in a Vancouver church, yet another former spy — for China — has now hidden himself in a Toronto church to evade deportation. Though law does not stop police from entering religious places, they avoid these places to make arrests.

The latest spy to hide in a religious place to avoid deportation is Gankhuyag Bumuutseren who spied for the Chinese and Mongolians.

He is hiding in Toronto’s St. James Anglican church to evade arrest and thus deportation. Reports say 41-year-old Bumuutseren — a Mongolian — was hired by China to spy on Chinese dissidents and Falun Gong followers in the U.S. and Mangolia. But he slipped into the church last August just hours before he was to be deported to Mongolia by the Canada Border Services Agency.

“I feel so sorry and so stupid (for spying for China) and I want to apologise and say sorry. I was young and I didn’t know what I was doing,” the spy told the National Post newspaper on Tuesday.