New bill would open communist-era secret files

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In a move seemingly well past its due date, Justice Minister Tibor Navracsics announced the introduction of a bill in parliament which would create the “Committee of National Memory.” Said committee would allow individuals access to communist-era police files.

In a move seemingly well past its due date, Justice Minister Tibor Navracsics announced the introduction of a bill in parliament which would create the “Committee of National Memory.” Said committee would allow individuals access to communist-era police files.

According to local news outlet Hirado.hu, any victims of informers “will have the choice of making the identities of those who informed on them public.”

Naturally, opposition parties on the left (LMP) and right (Jobbik) are initially opposing the bill, with LMP party co-president/MP András Schiffer calling for the immediate release of all such files.

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