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Fidesz group leader Kocsis said it was “surprising that a law against paedophiles is getting brutally attacked.”
The protection of children is a shared European value, Máté Kocsis said, adding that the law was about imposing stricter punishment for paedophelia and protecting children.
“Raising children is the job of the parents, and the state’s is to protect children and punish paedophiles,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kocsis dismissed as “an anti-clerical provocation” a proposal by DK lawmaker Ágnes Vadai that the seal of confession should be broken in the cases of crimes of paedophilia, saying that over the course of history such laws “have only been proposed by Hitler and Vadai”.
In the featured photo: Fidesz group leader Máté Kocsis. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI