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MTVA: Court rules DK politician committed crime

The Metropolitan Court on Monday ruled that the deputy leader of the opposition Democratic Coalition committed a criminal act in December 2018 when he and several others broke into the headquarters of the public service media provider MTVA.

A statement by MTVA said Varju had intended to occupy a news studio by force, and attacked the security guards, threatening them with the intention of getting them to abandon their duties. Further, Varju caused an injury to a public media employee whose recovery took more than 8 days, the statement added.

The court of first instance found that Varju had rioted, breaking Hungarian laws and intending to use force to influence the operations of public media, thereby violating his oath as an MP, the statement said, adding that MTVA expects Varju to issue an apology to MTVA colleagues who were insulted and whose personal rights were violated.

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