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Mass protest in Hungary over child-abuse case

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2024
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Tens of thousands of people in Hungary have protested following a presidential pardon in a child sexual abuse case that has shocked the nation.

Demonstrators packed the historic Heroes' Square in the capital Budapest in solidarity with abuse victims.

President Katalin Novak and two senior figures in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party last week resigned over the controversial pardon.

Separately, a bishop who advised the right-wing PM has now also quit.

Zoltan Balog admitted he had supported Ms Novak's pardon for the deputy director of a children's home,...

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