Daily News | Apr 18, 2019 | 0
Jobbik astounded by appointment of former Socialist spy chief
Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary is astounded that Fidesz’ government, which got into power by promising to hold former government officials accountable, has just appointed another “big fish” of ex-PM Gyurcsány’s era to an important position: this time it is Zsolt Hetesy, who has just been assigned as deputy head of mission at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington.
As it is known, Zsolt Hetesy was the Director General of the Special Service for National Security in the darkest Gyurcsány era from 2002 through 2007, then worked as head of the Hungarian intelligence services up to 2010, even under the Fidesz government. Jobbik finds it inexplicable how a confidante of the former Socialist governments can be assigned to a leading operative position in such a key foreign policy relation, especially considering that Hetesy has no diplomatic experience whatsoever.
We feel it is the peak of cynicism that a confidante of the Gyurcsány government, which attacked its own citizens with illegally used metal batons in 2006, and a person who at that time may have been busy keeping national opposition members under surveillance is now appointed to this position just when György Budaházy and his compatriots, who stood up against the government that trampled upon democracy ten years ago, are subjected by the court to a strict sentence unheard of.
In Jobbik’s view, the utter moral failure of Péter Szíjjártó’s foreign ministry is best demonstrated by the fact that such prominent figures of the fallen Socialists and Liberals as Alexandra Dobolyi, János Kóka, Mátyás Eörsi, István Szent-Iványi or Zsolt Hetesy now enjoy the support and sympathy of the government that got into power by promising to remove these people from their offices.
MP Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik
Source: Jobbik – Press release