Hungarian Judge Adjourns Rezesova Case

  • 6 May 2014 6:00 AM
Hungarian Judge Adjourns Rezesova Case
A hearing in the case of a fatal 2012 road accident was adjourned on Monday, after Slovak defendant Eva Rezešová Varholíková reported sick. The case, in which Rezešová has already been sentenced to 6 years in jail for 4 counts of manslaughter, is now before an appellate court in Budapest.

Following the first ruling, passed last year, the prosecutors moved to call a new procedure. According to press reports, the defendant, who is under preliminary detention, has recently been taken to hospital. Rezešová is the daughter of the late Alexander Rezeš, Slovakia’s transport minister in the 1990’s and the country’s second richest businessman at the time. Late last year, the sentence triggered a dispute questioning judicial independence.

Fidesz group leader Antal Rogán expressed outrage over the court’s decision to allow Rezešová’s house arrest. The Association of Hungarian Judges issued a statement insisting that judges could not be given instructions to fulfil the wishes of other branches of power.


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