Hungarian Government states Communist past cannot be fully revealed!

Answering Jobbik spokesman Ádám Mirkóczki’s question in the Parliament on Tuesday, state secretary of the Interior Ministry Tibor Pogácsás admitted that they were never going to disclose information on Hungary’s Communist past or the regime’s operators, collaborators and informants. Firstly, the data carriers are damaged, and secondly, the government is just not going to declassify the secret files. But what are they still hiding? As it was reported earlier, Jobbik leader Gábor Vona confronted Viktor Orbán with this grossly overdue debt but the PM answered in a tone typically used in bar brawls.

“I am aware that you were in contact with the Communist secret police during your time as a drafted soldier and I also know that a member of your family worked as an informant of the State Protection Authority during the 1956 revolution,” Mr Vona told PM Orbán in the Parliament’s mid-March session.

However, there seems to be no effect: the past has remained hidden ever since.

 (Photo: Balázs Béli/Alfahír)

On Monday, Ádám Mirkóczki reminded Hungarian MPs of this “huge moral debt”, as the Communist secret police files have not yet been opened for viewing or research.

Jobbik’s spokesman pointed out that his party submitted a bill to the Hungarian Parliament, based on the Polish lustration act and the Institute of National Remembrance, so that the dark shadows of the Communist past could finally be disclosed 27 years after the collapse of the regime. As he put it, the Polish model has been fully functional since 1998 (the law was adopted in Poland in the year of the first Orbán government’s election into power in Hungary), while Hungary’s Committee of National Remembrance only guarantees that the secrets of Communist regime operators remain hidden.

Reflecting on an earlier statement by Fidesz MP Szilárd Németh , who had claimed that the Communists were the cause of the corruption in Hungary, Mr Mirkóczki said “Communists are in abundance in your party,” addressing the government party’s section.

After expounding on historical issues (claiming that Fidesz was the only anti-Communist party in Parliament today, as they were the only ones involved in the collapse of the regime), Tibor Pogácsás answered that the tapes containing the data could not be analysed, at first because they were classified and now because they are damaged and thus “are only suitable for partial identification.”


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