Police are investigating on suspicion of incitement after far-right website kuruc.info published personal data on Jewish protesters who had called for the arrest of war crimes suspect László Csatáry.
The website had offered a cash reward for information on participants in the protest in Budapest. The European Union of Jewish Students, which organised the protest, announced last week that it was suing the website after members had been harassed and received hate mail.
In response to criticism that it was dragging its feet over increasing antisemitism, the government recently asked the US government to help shut down kuruc.info, which escaped an earlier legal challenge by relocating to US-based servers. The government’s foreign affairs attaché, Péter Szijjártó, said on Monday after a three-day trip to Washington that he had asked leaders of Jewish organisations to urge the US authorities to act over the fascist website.
Hungarian newspapers this week named a Hungarian emigré winemaker in California as one of kuruc.info’s main backers.