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Justice Minister: Govt Proposes Stricter Conditions for Parole

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.10.

The justice ministry submitted a proposal to parliament on Tuesday to introduce stricter conditions on parole in an effort to enforce its zero tolerance on violence policy, Justice Minister Judit Varga said.

The proposal involves excluding the possibility of parole in case of convicted murderers and those that committed serious violent crimes against next of kin, she said on Wednesday.

In order to better protect relatives, the proposal also includes appointing a probation officer and issuing a restraining order against those who are on parole after committing violence against next of kin, she added.

The government aims to prevent cases similar to a recent double child murder in Győr, she said.