- 4 Jan 2016 8:00 AM
Vona said the Hungarian government and Hungarian diplomacy has so far been silent on Romanian authorities’ “abuse of power” and the “gross violation” of the collective rights of Hungarian diaspora communities.
Vona said the unjustified arrest and accusation of the leader of Hungary’s Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement (HVIM) in the central Romanian town of Kézdivásárhely (Târgu Secuiesc) and authorities’ “harassment” of several Hungarian bands in the area “cannot go unanswered” by Hungary.
On December 1, István Beke, the Kézdivásárhely leader of the nationalist HVIM, was arrested on suspicion of intending to set off a bomb in the town on Romania’s national holiday.
HVIM, whose name refers to the number of counties in Hungary’s pre-Trianon treaty borders, said that due to the “absurd slanders” by Romanian authorities, it would turn to international courts, the international press and rights organisations.
On December 30, authorities arrested Zoltán Szőcs, the Szeklerland leader of HVIM on suspicion of plotting acts of terrorism.
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