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Hungary: Alleged ill-treatment of Roma in Hajdúhadház

, Index number: EUR 27/001/1999

There is concern about a reported series of police ill-treatment incidents in Hajdúhadház. Most of the victims are believed to be of Romani background and there is further concern that their ill-treatment may have been racially motivated. One incident involved a juvenile, Attila Rezes, who was subsequently hospitalized with head injuries, and another incident was filmed by a local television crew. Amnesty International is calling for a prompt and impartial investigation into these incidents and for the authorities to ensure that victims of ill-treatment are not subject to further police harassment as a result of their complaints.

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