Budapest, 2018. október 3.
Demeter Márta, az LMP parlamenti képviselõje felszólal a Sargentini-jelentésre reagáló határozati javaslat vitájában az Országgyûlés plenáris ülésén 2018. október 3-án. Balról Ungár Péter, az LMP képviselõje.
MTI Fotó: Kovács Attila
House Speaker László Kövér has initiated a national security probe of Márta Demeter, an MP of opposition LMP, with the Constitutional Defence Office Directorate for disclosing classified information, dailies Magyar Hírlap and Magyar Idők said on Saturday.
Earlier in October, Demeter (LMP) divulged in queries to the defence and interior ministers the name of a passenger on a military aircraft, wrongly assuming that the passenger was the daughter of the prime minister.
Magyar Idők noted that Lajos Kósa, who chairs parliament’s defence committee, asked the house speaker on Thursday for a probe of Demeter. If the probe establishes Demeter put Hungary’s counterintelligence at risk, the house speaker could initiate her removal as the deputy head of the defence committee, a measure that would require the approval of a simple majority of MPs, the paper said. There has been no precedent for such a move in Hungary since the change of system, it added.
A spokesperson for the investigations department of the Public Prosecutor’s Office told the papers that
Demeter had been reported on suspicion of an infraction involving misuse of personal data.
Magyar Idők said the parliamentary group of Fidesz has reported Demeter to the prosecutor on suspicion of a number of criminal offences.