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Appeals court upholds life sentence of Slovak criminal Rohac for 90s murders

Appeals court upholds life sentence of Slovak criminal Rohac for 90s murders

Budapest, May 19 (MTI) – The Budapest Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a life sentence for Slovak criminal Jozef Rohac for his role in the Budapest Aranykéz street bombing that claimed four lives in 1998 and the murder of Hungarian media mogul János Fenyő in the same year.

The ruling cannot be appealed.

Rohac was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the murders by the Budapest municipal court last March.

He will be eligible for parole in 30 years’ time at the earliest.

The court also upheld a 13-year prison sentence for businessman Tamás Portik, notorious for illicit oil deals in the 1990s, for his role in the crimes.

Portik was found guilty of having instigated the Aranykéz street bombing while Rohac was sentenced for having carried it out. Rohac was also found guilty of having perpetrated the murder of Fenyő.

Source: MTI

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