The Police Department in Romania wants to identify those individuals who wore T-shirts decorated with the map of historical Hungary or used flags with Árpád-stripes in a summer camp organised by the Transylvanian Hungarian Youth (Erdélyi Magyar Ifjak (EMI)).
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Örs Sorbán Attila has recounted in his press conference that the Romanian police have summoned Péter Szűcs, the vice president of the organisation of EMI in order to identify from photos all individuals who wore T-shirts decorated with the map of Great Hungary and waved Árpád-striped flags. He was summoned to the police department of Marosvásárhely, where
the policemen warned him that if he fails to comply with the notice, he can face 3-5 years of imprisonment.
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According to the president of EMI, the police is investigating in the usage of xenophobe symbols.
„This is an intimidation attempt from the Romanian authorities
from which the organisation is not frightened and Péter Szűcs refused to identify anyone. The existence of historical Hungary is an indisputable fact and the Árpád-striped flag is only as xenophobic as the flag of the US.” – Sorbán reacted to the standpoint of the Romanian police.
The EMI president has warned the authorities to cease the harassment of the Hungarian communities.
They had enough observers during the summer camp in Gyergyószentmiklós who could have seen that there were no anti-Romanian activities. Sorbán said that those who are harassed or interrogated by the Romanian authorities should feel free to contact EMI or Szekler Observer Foundation (Székely Figyelő Alapítvány) because they can provide every necessary legal help for the concerned.
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