Laszlo Kover – Photo: MTI

Mi Hazank: Speaker’s fine of MP who said ‘Gypsy crime’ in parliament ‘arbitrary’

The 5 million forint (EUR 13,500) fine of a Mi Hazank MP who used the term "Gypsy crime" in parliament, according to the radical party, was "arbitrary".

At a press conference on Friday, Elod Novak insisted that the Supreme Court had established the legality of the use of the term in 2010, and he complained that Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover had “blocked” Mi Hazank’s bill to tighten the Penal Code in light of the court’s opinion. Kover subsequently fined Novak for using the term.

Novak further accused the Fidesz government of pursuing a “politically correct” policy.

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