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Press: PM Orbán’s Son Brought Home From “Safety Hazard” Ugandan Charity Work By Counter-Terror Police

Ferenc Sullivan 2016.04.28.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s son Gáspár was brought home to Hungary from Uganda by the Hungarian Counter-Terrorism Centre (TEK) after joining a Christian relief organisation to volunteer in the East African country, the news website has reported.

A former professional footballer, Gáspár Orbán quit his team – the Puskás Ferenc Academy, based in Mr. Orbán’s native village of Felcsút – , at the age of 22 in 2014, leaving Hungary prior to the official announcement of him ending his sports career,

He later resurfaced in a Facebook post on the Christian charity organisation Empower a Child‘s page in May 2014, which described him as “a former professional football player in Hungary who quit the profession after GOD called him to serve his kingdom.” During his time in Africa, he coached local children in football. Speaking recently to Golgota Rádió, a Hungary-based Christian radio broadcaster, Gáspár Orbán revealed that it was in Uganda that he met Jesus Christ as he has known him since.

10365568_506592246135948_3828513391738545099_oPhoto: Empower a Child/Facebook

However, officers from the Counter-Terrorism Centre, the tasks of which include the personal protection of the Prime Minister, were sent to bring the Hungarian leader’s son home after concerns arose of his safety in the dangerous African country despite his Christian environs.

A travel information sheet issued by the Hungarian foreign ministry describes Uganda as a dangerous destination, with several of the country’s areas branded as carrying “enhanced safety risks” and others not recommended for travel.

Both the Counter-Terrorism Centre and the Prime Minister’s press chief have declined comment on the case.

Gáspár Orbán, who is the second-eldest of the Prime Minister’s five children, has recently featured in the press as an organiser of a Christian prayer group directed at young people.

photo: Pedro Ugarte/AFP