Strasbourg, October 20 (MTI) – The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Hungarian authorities in 2011 violated the European Convention on Human Rights when they failed to properly investigate a racially-motivated attack.
The suit was filed by a resident of Szeged, in southern Hungary, who was assaulted by a man posing as a police officer in January 2011. The attacker was later discovered to be a prison worker.
The attacker was prosecuted for inciting ethnic hatred, but the prosecution later ended the proceedings saying that it had found no evidence that the attack was racially motivated. The attacker was later sentenced for rowdy behaviour and was put on probation for one year.
The court said Hungary violated the convention’s prohibition of discrimination in its handling of the case.