2024. 02. 06.
At today’s plenary session of the European Parliament, the situation of Hungarian prisons was on the agenda at the initiative of clearly false accusations and for political agitation of the left, following the trial cases of the brutal anti-fascist attacks on Hungarian and foreign citizens in Hungary by Ilaria Salis and her companions. Fidesz MEP Enikő Győri said that it is clear that the European left has put the issue on the agenda with the aim of once again making unfounded accusations against Hungary and interfering in the relationship between the Italian and Hungarian prime ministers by inciting political hatred. And the leadership of the European Parliament is once again helping the left-wing majority to discredit Hungary based on lies by putting the matter on the agenda. Iliana Salis and her companions must be held accountable for the brutal atrocities they committed in Hungary against Hungarian and foreign citizens. Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch stressed that the hearts of all peoples of good conscience, Hungarians and non-Hungarians alike, go out to those attacked. Contrary to these, both the perpetrators and the articles written by the European and Hungarian dollar left in the media, which try to discredit Hungary, ignore the victims, while they want to pity the perpetrator. He added that – contrary to all attempts – no political debate or conflict has been created between the Italian and Hungarian governments. He stressed that we, the Fidesz Delegation to the European Parliament, will defend Hungary against further unfounded and slanderous attacks by the European left.
At the opening of the European Parliament’s session, Fidesz MEP Enikő Győri pointed out in her point of order that the left-wing majority in the EP is once again using the plenary session to discredit Hungary on the basis of unfounded accusations. “It is outrageous that the leadership of the European Parliament is using this to deny Hungarian MEPs even the opportunity to speak, excluding the right to a fair trial!”
MEP Enikő Győri MEP said that, since we are used to it that – in the European Parliament – the European left has created this case in order to discredit Hungary with unfounded accusations. Let us look at the facts: a year ago, foreign people calling themselves anti-fascists – Ilaria Salis and others – travelled to Budapest with the express purpose of breaking up a Nazi demonstration. Since this demonstration is forbidden by the Hungarian police, they indiscriminately attacked their chosen targets from behind, inflicting brutal injuries on innocent Hungarian and foreign citizens. The action was recorded by surveillance cameras. The conditions of Ilaria Salis’ imprisonment also meet EU standards of care and hygiene, where prisons are designed for imprisonment, not luxury. It is also a fact that the accused, Ilaria Salis, has repeatedly failed to tell the truth during the trial and her credibility is therefore questionable. For many decades in Hungary, as in other European countries, the manner in which a person is brought to trial has been adapted to the seriousness of the charge. That is why the accused had to wear leg irons. “It can, therefore, be clearly stated that today’s item on the agenda of the plenary session – not giving Hungarian representatives the opportunity to speak –, initiated by the European left, is an attempt to exert political influence on the independent Hungarian judiciary. Enough of this! The European Parliament is not a court of arbitrary jurisdiction and the authority of the institution is seriously undermined by trampling on European values such as the right to a fair trial. Shame on you!” MEP Győri added.
Speaking to journalists after the debate, MEP Tamás Deutsch stressed that all people of good conscience, Hungarians and non-Hungarians alike, feel sympathy for the victims. On the contrary, both the perpetrators and the articles written by the European and Hungarian left-wing media to discredit Hungary ignore the victims, while they want to pity the perpetrator. He added that, contrary to all attempts, no political debate or conflict has been created between the governments of Italy and Hungary. He stressed that we, the Fidesz Delegation to the European Parliament, will defend Hungary against further unfounded and slanderous attacks by the European left.