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Thousands protest against Hungary's Orban after former insider leaks graft case tape

11:18, Wednesday, 27 March, 2024
Thousands protest against Hungary's Orban after former insider leaks graft case tape

Thousands of people protested in Budapest near parliament on Tuesday demanding the chief prosecutor and Prime Minister Viktor Orban resign after a former government insider accused a senior aide to Orban of trying interfere in a graft case.
     Protesters marched from the chief prosecutor's office towards parliament shouting "Resign, resign", with many carrying torches.
     Peter Magyar earlier published a recording of a conversation with Judit Varga, then his wife and Hungary's justice minister, in which she detailed an attempt by aides to Orban's cabinet chief to remove certain parts from documents in a graft case.The case is centred on former justice ministry state secretary Pal Volner, who was charged in 2022 with accepting bribes from the former head of the Court Bailiffs, Gyorgy Schadl. Both have pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors are seeking jail terms for the pair.

Thousands protest against Hungary's Orban after former insider leaks graft case tape
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