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Socialists outraged by Jobbik mayoral candidate's call to banish Roma criminals

Budapest, 26.8.2010 13:43, (

The opposition Socialist party has called on Hungary's democratic political forces to distance themselves from a proposal by a radical nationalist Jobbik party politician to "banish Roma criminals" from the northeastern city of Miskolc.

Istvan Nyako, a spokesman for the Socialists, said on Wednesday that the party expected prime minister Viktor Orban to speak out in protection of Hungary's Roma minority of about half a million people and reject extremism.

He said that in a society governed by rule of law, the place of recidivist criminals was in prison.

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