Budapest Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in György Budaházy's case

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Budapest Court of Appeal threw out terrorism conviction against György Budaházy and his co-defendants and ordered a new trial. The decision was acclaimed by the defendants and the audience, reported HírTV.

In the summer of 2016, the Budapest Municipal Court sentenced György Budaházy and his 17 co-defendants 125 years in prison on charges of terrorism and physical assault.

The judge stated that during the seven years of the trial substantive procedure was carried out only in the first three years. The lower court did not take into account a number of evidence. Judge Andrea Kenéz often did not fulfil her duty to explicate the judgement.

The appeal court also agreed with the motion of the defendant's lawyer that the lower court illegally closed the public out of the trial, which could not be remedied in the new trial.



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