Hungary govt to take steps against Guardian over “slurring” Orban
Budapest (MTI) – The Hungarian government “will take steps” against an article published in Wednesday’s Guardian, which contains “untrue statements” about the prime minister, the government spokesman said.
The article portrays Viktor Orban as someone who regularly criticises the European Union and idolises Russian President Vladimir Putin, Zoltan Kovacs said.
The paper’s statements contain “strong slurs and misrepresentations of the prime minister’s words,” he added.
It is not the prime minister but Hungarian voters who want to keep the issue of the death penalty on the agenda, Orban was merely reflecting on this wish, Kovacs said.
Nevertheless Hungary “observes current laws and naturally adheres to obligations under international contracts,” Kovacs said.
“Rightwing nationalist Viktor Orban threatens to defy EU law and launches anti-immigration manifesto calling for internment camps for illegal immigrants,” the Guardian said.
“A persistent critic of the EU, who holds up Russia’s president Vladimir Putin as a model leader, Orban responded to the murder of a woman in southern Hungary on Tuesday by calling for the reconsideration of draconian measures banned in the EU, which Hungary joined in 2004,” it said.
based on the article of MTI