The Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Ofice has branded press information suggesting that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s university student son Gáspár was brought home from a volunteering trip in Uganda by counter-terrorism officers a “serious error of journalism or a lie”. Index.hu, the website which first disclosed the story, has since published a rectification in the topic.
Gáspár Orbán, the son of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (photo: nepszava.hu)
The website’s Thursday article suggested that Gáspár Orbán, who was 22 years old at the time, was brought home to Hungary from Uganda by the Hungarian Counter-Terrorism Centre (TEK) after joining a Christian relief organisation to volunteer in the East African country.
Prior to the article’s publication, the Counter-Terrorism Centre declined to comment on the information. The claim has now been denied by Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár at a Thursday afternoon press conference, during which the cabinet chief made clear that “no state bodies took part in bringing Gáspár Orbán home, any suggestion to the contrary is a serious journalistic error or a lie”.