The politician recalled that Hedvig Malina was attacked in Nyitra in 2006 by Slovakian chauvinists simply because she spoke Hungarian. The Slovakian interior minister and Prime Minister Robert Fico said without investigating the case that the then university student was lying, and as such "hurt the reputation of Slovakia." Despite all the evidences to the contrary Slovakian authorities launched criminal proceedings against Hedvig Malina for perjury. In 2012, the government of Slovakia apologized to the girl (today a mother of two), but the court brought new criminal proceedings against her on trumped-up charges.
I find inconceivable that the European Union raises its voice against human rights violations in Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, Iraq but ignores human rights abuses in one of its member states.
The MEP asked the European Parliament to send observers to Hedvig Malina's upcoming show trial in the spring.
(alfahir.hu – hungarianambiance.com)