A heavy stone was flung

Even one month after the end of the patrol action of the Civil Guard Association for a Better Future, a right-wing paramilitary group, there still isn’t peace in Gyöngyöspata.

The head of the extremist movement, Defence Force, bought a plot of land next to the Gipsy row, where a training camp will be held on Easter weekend. The land is accessible only via the Gipsy row. Members of the Defence Force started to gather there already on April 16th. It was on that night that the crime presented in our video took place: two bald men dressed in black uniforms smashed the windows of one of the houses with two stones larger than fists, while shouting “You will die dirty Gipsies, if you don’t move away from Pata.” There were two adults in the house. The policeman that they alerted simply put the two stones used in the crime out into garden. The next day one of the plaintiffs recognized the two bald perpetrators, and reported this to the local policeman who happened to be there. However, the policeman did not react to this information; he told the plaintiff that he could give an account of this at the hearing.
The HCLU provides legal assistance for the plaintiff in the case.

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Kapcsolódó hírek

Shadow Report about the Events at Gyöngyöspata

The ad hoc committee that investigates the events at Gyöngyöspata held its first substantial session on September 28.The HCLU published its Shadow Report and documentary video about the events the same day. The Committee was established by the two-third government majority in the Parliament through a resolution that was enacted on June 7.



The summary of the Shadow Report can be found attached.

Protest from a Cage

Árpád Horváth recently put himself in a cage bearing the sign „public order protection camp” on Blaha Lujza tér, a busy Budapest square. In the following footage he talks to HCLU about the motivations behind his action.


When there are kinks even in the cables

The man who spoke to the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) representative had a bike with all the necessary accessories, yet the police still fined him. It seems that the general mandate of KRESZ (rules of the road) leaves room for policemen to, by all means, punish those who they choose to punish.