Violations of the Helsinki Accords, Hungary: A Report Prepared for the Helsinki Review Conference, Vienna, November 1986, Volume 4

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Human Rights Watch, 1986 - Civil rights - 40 pages

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Page ii - They also reaffirm their willingness to take, within their competence, reasonable steps, including necessary security measures, when appropriate, to ensure satisfactory conditions for activities within the framework of mutual co-operation on their territory, such as sporting and cultural events, in which citizens of other participating States take part.
Page 12 - In May 1984, some 200 people -- intellectuals, students, professionals and workers -- signed a petition protesting the illegal police assault on Demszky and calling for the prosecution of his assailants.
Page v - Recent legislation increasing police powers and capricious restrictions on freedom of movement are indications of the subtle pressures that Hungarian authorities so skillfully apply.
Page 18 - incitement against the Constitutional order of the Hungarian People's Republic and against its international alliances. ..rooted in nihilism and anarchism or in other words in the desire to create hatred.
Page 16 - Budapest marked the 90th anniversary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II and vanished after being taken into custody by Soviet troops.
Page 18 - The legal justification for the sentence accused these young men of "incitement against the constitutional order of the Hungarian People's Republic and against its international alliance, friendship and cooperation agreements. Their motives were rooted in nihilism and anarchism, or in other words in the desire to create hatred.
Page 33 - Affairs, has stated that conscientious objectors are committing an "offense against their families and countrymen" and that their position is "morally untenable.
Page 35 - Budapest reversed an earlier decision and refused to grant passports to Dialogue members who were planning to attend an international peace conference in West Berlin. Two months later, government officials stopped Dialogue from hosting an international peace camp by expelling Western peace activists who had come to participate, refusing visas to those who were about to come, and detaining about 20 Dialogue activists. A...
Page 35 - Group organized a number of successful activities of the sort not normally tolerated in Eastern Europe.
Page 29 - Hungarian voters were strictly limited and in no way constituted a democratic process in the Western sense.

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