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HHC position on the 22 August event of the new Hungarian Guard

The HHC issued a statement concerning an event organized by the so-called “New” Magyar Gárda Movement on private premises, on 22 August 2009. In its statement the HHC claimed that the Police should have prevented the Magyar Gárda in holding the event. In the HHC’s view it is clear that the “old” and the “new” Magyar Gárda Movement are the same, and taking part in the dissolved Magyar Gárda Movement and in its leadership constitutes a petty offence and a criminal offence respectively, according to the relevant legal provisions. The HHC expressed the view that the Police had the obligation to take measures in the case also on private premises.

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