Hungarian PM censured over death-penalty move
Posted: 22 May 2015 @ 00:30
by Gavin Drake in Strasbourg
THE Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, has faced criticism
by MEPs and the European Commission over his moves to reintroduce
the death penalty in the former Soviet-bloc country.
At a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday
evening, the Commission's first vice-president, Frans Timmermans,
reminded MEPs that the death penalty is outlawed under the European
Convention on Human Rights, and also under EU law. The right to
life is one of the "fundamental values ...
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