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12-19-2012, 01:33 PM
Hungarian law exposes ‘abusive’ politicians to fines, removal

Amid a public outcry over anti-Semitic statements by a Hungarian lawmaker, the country’s Parliament has passed an amendment to punish politicians that use “abusive” speech.

The amendment to the Hungarian law’s Parliament Act, which was passed Dec. 17, exposes lawmakers and others appearing in Parliament to fines and physical removal from the premises if they use “abusive language,” the Hungarian news agency Magyar Távirati Iroda, or MTI, reported.

Last month, Jobbik’s foreign policy cabinet head, Marton Gyongyosi, said that the recent Gaza escalation “makes it timely to tally up people of Jewish ancestry who live here, especially in the Hungarian government, who, indeed, pose a national security risk to Hungary.”