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April 22 2011

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Gyöngyöspata Solidarity | blog

  
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From the 6th of March, the Hungarian Civil Guard (successor to the infamous Hungarian Guard) have been actively intimidating and exercising unlawful control over the local Roma community in Gyöngyöspata, a village of 2500 people about 75km northeast of Budapest.

Although they have since left Gyöngyöspata, the Civil Guard (in collaboration witn Jobbik) is already planning to occupy more Roma communities in other towns and villages in Hungary, as evidenced by Gabor Vona’s statements reported here. We are keeping close track of the situation.

This blog aims to provide regular English updates to the international community. Besides posting first-hand updates, we are also compiling relevant pieces of news from various sources. In particular, articles from across the spectrum of the Hungarian media are being translated and posted here. Hopefully they will give you a fuller picture of how the Gyöngyöspata situation in the past 3 weeks has been reported and percieved in Hungary. We do not necessarily agree with everything posted here, but rather aim to ensure that non-Hungarian speakers have access to a variety of information.

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Ungarn: Regierung dementiert "Evakuierung" von Roma | news.ORF.at - 2011-04-22

Die ungarische Regierung und das Rote Kreuz haben heute eine „Evakuierung“ der Roma-Frauen und -Kinder aus dem nordungarischen Ort Gyöngyöspata dementiert. Es handle sich um einen „Osterurlaub“, nicht um eine „aus plötzlicher Notwendigkeit vollzogene Aussiedlung“, sagte der Sprecher von Premier Viktor Orban, Peter Szijjarto, laut der Nachrichtenagentur MTI. Auch Erik Selymes, der Direktor des ungarischen Roten Kreuzes, erklärte, das Ferienlager sei bereits zuvor geplant gewesen.

Im Gegensatz dazu betonte der Chef der Roma-Gemeinde, Janos Farkas, gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur AFP, dass die 277 Frauen und Kinder das rund 81 Kilometer nordöstlich von Budapest gelegene Dorf sehr wohl wegen eines „Ausbildungslagers“ der rechtsradikalen Vedero-Miliz verlassen hätten. Diese will in Gyöngyöspata am Wochenende ein Trainingslager für „militärische Grundkenntnisse“ abhalten.

Nach Angaben des Roten Kreuzes wurden 172 Betroffene in das Ferienlager Csilleberc am Stadtrand von Budapest gebracht. Rund 100 weitere wurden in das ostungarische Szolnok gefahren.

Vedero, Hungary Far Right Group, Causes Roma Mass Evacuation With Training Camp

GYONGYOSPATA, Hungary — The Hungarian Red Cross evacuated hundreds of Roma women and children from their homes Friday because they were frightened of a far-right vigilante group that was setting up a training camp near their village.

The 277 evacuees from the village of Gyongyospata were taken by bus to other parts of Hungary because the local Roma are concerned about potential confrontations with members of Vedero, or Defense Force.


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March 17 2011

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Roma neighborhood under control of uniformed vigilantes in Hungary

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Budapest, 16 March 2011
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Nearly 2,500 persons marched in black military-like clothing on 6th March 2011 in Gyöngyöspata, after the rally supported by the Jobbik party, through the village’s Roma neighborhood, chanting slogans about the restoration of public safety. The police arrived on the scene on the day of the demonstration but did not interfere in any way, regardless of the “abuse caused to the rights of the local Roma residents, which could have been a ground for the authorities to break up the protest”, as mentioned in the letter written by the members of Gyöngyöspata’s Roma community to the Hungarian Minister of Home Affairs.

After the end of the protest the activists wearing the black uniforms of the Civil Guard Association for a Better Future, the “Defense Guard” or the “gendarmerie” did not leave Gyöngyöspata. They are there to this day and still terrorize the local Roma population. They stand in lines and surround the neighborhood. Because of their threatening appearance, the Roma do not dare leave their houses or send their children to school. Their stated goals and behavior clearly questions the state monopoly on the legitimate use of force. The village has a local police chief who had earlier initiated investigations into some thefts and closed some cases. However, many local residents considered it necessary to strengthen public safety by calling on the civil guards to protect their village. While the police doubled their presence on the scene two days after the protest, the members of the Civil Guard Association for a Better Future and its sympathizers are still forming a human chain around the houses of Roma residents and say they are there to stay. The police, while present in large numbers, still do not interfere in any way, regardless of the fact that there is reasonable suspicion that offenses such as harassment and bodily injury are occurring on a day to day basis against many of the village’s Roma residents. Some of the protesters have vowed to stay on and guard the village until the local Roma self-government does not sign a declaration stating that the Roma will stop committing crimes. Attila Laszlo, the leader of the Civil Guard Association for a Better Future said that he had heard about the municipality requesting that the Civil Guard should leave but that this was later retracted by the mayor. The mayor’s office confirmed his statement. According to their initial plans, they intend to stay until they train and organize a local branch of the organization made up of local residents.

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February 14 2010

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Nazi 2.0 - dokumentationsarchiv 20100214

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In Osteuropa erobert eine neue Generation von Rechtsradikalen die Parlamente und öffentlichen Räume. Sie schüren ein Klima des Hasses und gefährden damit die Stabilität der Region. Das realsozialistisch anheimelnde Kulturhaus in der kleinen nordungarischen Ortschaft Nagyrede war am vergangenen Mittwochabend bis auf den letzten Platz gefüllt. Zum Großteil kamen Männer jenseits der 40, mit kantigen Gesichtern und klobigen Händen, Kleinbauern, Tagelöhner, Pensionisten. Sie wollten Gabor Vona sehen, den Chef der rechtsextremen Partei Jobbik (Die Besseren) und zugleich Spitzenkandidat für die Parlamentswahl am 11. und 25. April. Der Jobbik werden gute Chancen auf den Einzug in die ungarische Volksvertretung eingeräumt. (…) Weitgehend unbemerkt von westlichen Beobachtern und Medien sind in vielen neuen Mitgliedsstaaten der EU und an ihren Rändern in den vergangenen Jahren neue rechtsextreme Bewegungen entstanden, die sich in Auftreten und Selbstdarstellung deutlich von den etablierten nationalistischen Parteien unterscheiden. Sie wenden sich vor allem an Jugendliche und haben mit ihrer Werbung Erfolg. Viele junge Ungarn, Tschechen, Rumänen oder Bulgaren sind 20 Jahre nach der Wende von Marktwirtschaft und Demokratie enttäuscht. Sie halten – nicht zu Unrecht – Politiker und Parteien für korrupt und prinzipienlos, sie suchen nach ideologischem Halt und neuen Werten, aber auch nach Mitteln der Provokation. Die rechtsextremen Bewegungen bieten ihnen scheinbar einfache und klare Antworten: Heimat und Vaterland als Ideologie, Roma, Juden oder Ausländer als Feindbilder, Nazi-Symbole als Provokation. In Tschechien oder der Slowakei erreichen sie bei Wahlen nur eine kleine Minderheit. In Ungarn aber sprechen sie damit die Mitte der Gesellschaft an.
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