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Hungary's communist-era files in limbo again

Author: Robert Hodgson, The Budapest Times Date: Thu, Mar 29 2012 1317 Views
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The governing Fidesz parliamentary group called on Monday for the cabinet to set up by the end of June a "Historical Memory Committee" to investigate "communist-era crimes". The committee will comprise experts, not politicians, and will not be only temporary – it could operate for "as much as several decades", caucus leader János Lázár said.

"Fidesz, as a party of regime change, does not intend to hide things from the Hungarian public – we are interested in the full disclosure of the crimes of the communist dictatorship," Lázár said. However, his ostensibly anti-communist party caused an outcry last month by voting down an opposition proposal to open the archives of the former state security services.

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