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Northern (N): Hungary (NH). Examples of Way the Law in Hungary Is Administered Including Parts Played by the Security Police

1953

A file containing a single letter concerning justice in Hungary. The letter discusses how one of the translators at the American legation in Budapest has been sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment for trying to escape from Hungary, which is "three times as long as the maximum sentence decreed by law for the offence of illegally crossing the frontier"; and the discovery that as the translator was officially an employee of the Hungarian government, their attempt to escape ensured that they could be found guilty of treason. The letter also covers an incident in which a Hungarian citizen was released from prison, only to be immediately apprehended by the Hungarian police and "hurried off to an internment camp"; and how cases such as this are "all too frequent in present-day Hungary".
crime hungary united states of america emigration law police political prisoners prisoners judiciary arrests embassy staff Populations and Social Policy Border Security and Migration border controls
Collection ID
FO371
Countries
United States of America
Department Reference
Code NH file 1614
Document Type
Correspondence
File Reference
FO 371/106308
Identifier
10.1080/cwee.fo371.106308
Pages
4
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
Hungary
Themes
Populations and Social Policy Border Security and Migration

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