One of the MEPs concerned and József Kulcsár-Terza from Szeklerland, the President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, is calling for an urgent investigation into the initiative of the Social Democrat MEP who proposed the expulsion of Hungarian civilians, Székelyhon.ro reports.
Social Democratic Party MP Mirela Adomnicăi asked Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu to ban Zoltán Lomnici Sr, president of the Human Dignity Council, former president of the Supreme Court of Justice (2002-2008), and co-president of the Vasvári Pál Civic Association, Kálmán Tóth, from Romania for awarding medals to István Beke and Zoltán Szőcs in Kézdivásárhely (Târgu Secuiesc).
Pál Vasvári is an undeservedly forgotten figure of the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence of 1848-49, the Vasvári Pál Civil Association writes
on its website.
The association also aims to place Vasvári in the Hungarian historical consciousness, to familiarize as many young people as possible with his life and fate, to show the way of strengthening national solidarity, and if necessary, making sacrifices.
In addition to the above, the association aims to strengthen the ties between Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and to build a community of civic-mindedness and collective values, whose members are united not only by their common work but also by their common experiences, according to their website.
As Magyar Nemzet reported in May: “After nearly three years, István Beke and Zoltán Szőcs, who fought for the autonomy of Szeklerland and were sentenced to five years in prison for political reasons, will finally receive the Vasvári Pál Prize in person.”
Kulcsár-Terza and Lomnici met in Budapest and agreed to write a joint letter to Marcel Ciolacu, President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, asking for an investigation into the initiative submitted by a Romanian MP to the Romanian Foreign Ministry.
The two Szekler men were sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Romanian court on terrorism charges, while the reason for the conviction and the alleged evidence presented against them was kept confidential, not even known to the defendants themselves or their lawyers, Székelyhon.ro reports.
In a document addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mirela Adomicăi MP says that the two Szekler convicts attempted to blow up a gas pipeline in Gheorghe during a parade to mark the local national holiday. According to Székelyhon.ro, however, this was not stated in the indictment or during the court proceedings, and no evidence was presented to prove any of the claims, apart from a handful of firecrackers found in one of the defendant’s homes.
This may raise the question of whether the Romanian politician has unwittingly revealed some classified information. Further action will depend on the Romanian Speaker’s response.
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