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Investigation Closed Against DK Mayor Niedermüller in ‘Hate Speech’ Case

Csenge Schőnviszky 2020.07.03.

Back in January, Péter Niedermüller, opposition (DK) mayor of Budapest’s 7th district, was a guest on left-leaning ATV, where he made some controversial comments. Afterwards, the National Investigations Office (NNI) launched an investigation against him in February, which was closed in May. 

NNI launched its probe on suspicion of Niedermüller’s “enticing hatred against a community,” based on a criminal complaint by CÖF-CÖKA.

Péter Niedermüller said in an interview that “[…] if we look at what remains if you strip away these hated delineations that we have listed: non-Hungarians, others, migrants, Roma, I don’t know what, then there is this scary formation left in the middle: white, Christian, heterosexual men – and there are of course (some) women among them. That’s the family concept. And this is terrible, because if we look at what the so-called white nationalists are made up of all over the world: that’s it….”

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However, the Press Department of the ORFK announced that the National Investigation Bureau of the Intervention Police closed the investigation on May 15, 2020, in the absence of a criminal offense.

Featured photo illustration via Péter Niedermüller’s Facebook page.