Justice minister marks 1956/1989 anniversary
Budapest, June 16 (MTI) – Justice minister László Trócsányi attended a state commemoration of Imre Nagy, Hungary’s martyred prime minister, and other victims of communist retaliation after the 1956 revolt, in Budapest on Thursday.
Nagy, executed in 1958 and reburied on June 16, 1989, had “not appealed for parole and rejected any opportunity to collaborate with forces oppressing the freedom of the Hungarian people,” the minister said. He added that Nagy “became the symbol of national unity even when his name could not be spoken”.
The commemoration was attended by former prime minister Péter Medgyessy, deputy house speaker István Hiller, as well as representatives of state agencies and civil groups.