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Proposal on custody law might breach EU directives

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee warned Hungarian MPs that the bill allowing 120-hour long custody with judical review, interrogation in the first 48 hours of detention without a defense counsel and the withholding of information regarding the reason for the arrest are measures contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights and the new EU directives to be adopted in the near future, online news portal Index reported.

Fidesz presented the so-called custody law proposal on Monday. Also, the Hungarian Bar Association raised objections against the planned law and plans to refer to the Constitutional Court to abolish the new regulation.