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Interview raises questions about judicial impartiality

Hungarian judge who criticized the Orban government in an interview with Guardian Concerns about judicial impartiality have been raised for questionable verdicts in the past.

A senior judge at the Central District Court of Pest has accused the Hungarian government of “always going too far” in its powers to control the courts, The Guardian reported Sunday. Csaba Vasvári, who is also a spokesperson for the National Justice Council, told the British liberal newspaper that he and his colleagues on the bench have been “witnessing attempts to interfere externally and internally” for several years. rice field. Vasvári also lamented the lack of transparency in judicial appointments by the head of the National Office for the Judiciary (NJO), he added the Guardian.

Vasvári’s statement was immediately criticized in Hungary, especially since it is not standard or ethical for judges to make political statements in the foreign press.

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conservative everyday Magyar Nemzet Vasvári recalled fighting the government and the judiciary for years. The paper also drew attention to the fact that judges rarely want to draw attention to it.

Magyar Nemzet noted that the section on Vasvári’s involvement in the 2006 events was removed from his document. Wikipedia article last year. Following the 2006 uprising against the then-Socialist-led government, Vasbari handed down an “arbitrary” sentence, according to the deleted and now partially restored text. Beaten by police, Vasvári was found guilty of assaulting a public official and sentenced him to two and a half years’ imprisonment, although the prosecution had only demanded he serve one year. Sentence for assault. Dukan was also convicted at the second trial, lost his lawsuit against the police.But in another case, the Budapest Court of Appeal Award 2 million forints for him. Other demonstrators convicted by Vasvári repeal law It came into force in 2013. ”

“Vasvari, who has been vocal in the liberal media in recent years, has deliberately silenced these issues without having to answer uncomfortable questions about his decisions in 2006. will seem only concerned with the rule of law when they have right-wing governments,” added Magyar Nemzet.

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