Will justice be done after 27 years?
Today’s meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Justice has seen yet another instance when Fidesz, not surprisingly, acted completely contrary to its anti-Communist propaganda and refused to support a bill that would have facilitated the elimination of the red past. Over the years, Jobbik has already submitted quite a few bills to complete the democratization process and unveil the identities of Communist secret police collaborators who spied on others and destroyed families.
Based on the Polish example, the national people’s party would establish the Institute of National Remembrance which would process the Communist secret police files and have the power to investigate as well as to press charges.
By now Fidesz, a party posing as a patriotic force, has sunken so low that they fight harder against the bill than the Socialist Party, whose ranks could easily contain ex-collaborators. However, the “young democrats” seem to have even more things to hide. Even though Fidesz MP Róbert Répássy could not disprove the bill’s adequacy, the government majority nonetheless refused to back it, based on fake arguments.
Jobbik wants to close the issue of the former Communist secret police collaborators once and for all, so that the Hungarian political sphere could finally be cleansed of ex-informants. The only remaining obstacle is the Fidesz-Christian Democratic government, which will be replaced by Jobbik in 2018.
István Szávay, Jobbik MP