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Budapest court reprimands former Budapest police chief, acquits former national police chief

Budapest court reprimands former Budapest police chief, acquits former national police chief

Budapest, October 29 (MTI) – The Budapest Capital Regional Court on Thursday reprimanded two suspects and acquitted the other 12 in a hearing held in a criminal procedure against former police chiefs in connection with anti-government riots in 2006.

In a non-binding ruling, the court handed down the reprimand, the lowest degree sentence, to former Budapest police chief Peter Gergenyi, the second suspect, and Gabor Mitto, the former commander of a local riot police unit.

Former national police chief Laszlo Bene, the first suspect, and the other 11 suspects were acquitted of charges.

The court procedure began two years ago against the suspects in connection with the riots by the national television headquarters at Szabadsag Square on September 18, 2006 and on the streets of Budapest on September 19-21 and October 23, 2006.

So far more than 100 hearings have been conducted.

Photo: mti.hu

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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