Hungary : Examples of way the law in Hungary is administered including parts played by the security police (FO371-106308).

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1953.
Description
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF

Details

Subject(s)
Series
  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-106308. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-106308
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing a single letter concerning justice in Hungary. The letter discusses how one of the translators at the American Legation in Budapest has been sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment for trying to escape from Hungary, which is "three times as long as the maximum sentence decreed by law for the offence of illegally crossing the frontier" -- and the discovery that as the translator was officially an employee of the Hungarian government, their attempt to escape ensured that they could be found guilty of treason. The letter also covers an incident in which a Hungarian citizen was released from prison, only to be immediately apprehended by the Hungarian police and "hurried off to an internment camp" -- and how cases such as this are "all too frequent in present-day Hungary".
Notes
  • File date: 1953.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 2003.
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