RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 31 , 16 February 1998
HUNGARIAN PREMIER'S OFFICE CORRECTS FIGURE ON FOREIGN CRIME. The Prime
Minister's Office released a statement on 14 February correcting Gyula
Horn's earlier remarks that 80 percent of robberies and murders in Hungary
are committed by foreigners (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 13 February 1998). The
office said Budapest police chief Attila Berta had provided data suggesting
that foreigners account for 80 percent of criminals as well as for 80
percent of the victims of crimes in which weapons are involved. But
Interior Minister Gabor Kuncze said only 3.5 percent of all reported crimes
are committed by foreigners. In other news, hundreds of neo-Nazis staged a
rally at Buda Castle on 14 February to honor German occupying forces and
Hungarian fascists who fought Soviet troops for the control of Budapest in
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