Orbán on Paedophiles in Hungary: “They Must Be Cut into Pieces”

  • 13 Feb 2024 6:20 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Orbán on Paedophiles in Hungary: “They Must Be Cut into Pieces”
There shall be no mercy for paedophiles,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said, adding that he had filed a constitutional amendment to prevent a pardon from being granted to perpetrators of crimes committed against minors.

Orbán said on Facebook that he had submitted the amendment proposal on behalf of the government, adding that it was his personal belief that there must be no mercy for paedophiles.

He said a debate on the powers of the presidential pardon had arisen, adding that “what’s needed now is not to be lawyerly but to establish clarity with an unequivocal decision”.

He said he had five children and six grandchildren, adding that if anybody touched them, his first thought would be that “they must be cut in half, they must be cut into tiny pieces”.

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has written a letter to Pope Francis regarding President Katalin Novák’s pardon to a former deputy head of a children’s home in Bicske, near Budapest.

Ahead of the Pope’s visit last April, Novák granted presidential pardon to, among others, the former deputy director of a children’s home in Bicske convicted of being an accomplice in paedophile crimes.

DK group leader Olga Kálmán told an online press conference that the letter was delivered to Michael W Banach, the apostolic nuncio to Hungary.

Kálmán said DK hoped the Pope would “find a way to express our common belief that citing a servant of Jesus cannot pave the way for cooperation with sin and sinners”.

She said DK strove to protect children and would not allow “paedophile-stroking Katalin Novák and the Orbán government to set free further paedophile criminals”.

MTI Photo:  Zsolt Szigetváry

You're very welcome to comment and discuss this, and enjoy more stories, via our Facebook page: 
Facebook.com/XpatLoopNews + via XpatLoop’s group: Budapest Expats - The International Community

You can subscribe to our newsletter here:

Do you want your business to reach tens of thousands of potential high-value expat customers?
Then just contact us here!

Related links

Updated: Opposition Outraged By President For Pardoning Man Convicted Of Abetting Paedophilia In Hungary

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Matters

Launched in January 2014, this newsletter published on week days covers 'everything you need to know about what’s going on in Hungary and beyond', according to its publisher the state media agency MTI.

Explore More Reports