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Hungarian PM censured over death-penalty move

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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