July 31st, 2012

Budapest court to rule on war crime suspect Csatáry’s extradition to Slovakia

The municipal court of Budapest will decide whether to extradite WWII crimes suspect Laszlo Csatary to Slovakia once a European warrant is received, the Hungarian Justice Ministry told MTI on Monday.

The ministry is not aware if a European warrant has been issued, the statement added.

Earlier in the day, Slovak Justice Minister Tomas Borec told reporters in Bratislava that Slovakia wanted Csatary to be tried in that country.

Borec said that Csatary’s crimes were imprescriptible, and that the suspect could not be acquitted even if he had acted on order.

According to Jerusalem’s Wiesenthal Centre, Csatary, as police commander of the local ghetto in Kassa (now Kosice, Slovakia), had a key role in the deportation of over 15,000 Jews to the Auschwitz death camp in spring 1944, and around 300 Jews to a camp in western Ukraine’s Kamyanets-Podilsky.

At the end of the war, Csatary fled Hungary and settled in Canada, where he was granted Canadian citizenship in 1955. He was sentenced to death in absentia by the Czechoslovak authorities in 1948.

In October 1997, Csatary left Canada to avoid procedures of expulsion after it turned out that his application for citizenship had contained false data.

Hungarian authorities put Csatary under house arrest in mid-July.

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  • Magyar

    Tót nem ember.

  • andy

    So he was hiding in Hungary since 1997? Nice. Hungary should be kicked out from EU – as soon as possible. It is not normal, that such sick society and sick country – hiding war criminals – is member of civilized Europe. Hungary should be in same position as Kosovo, or Moldova.

    • Magyar

      How about instead writing bs on this forum, you shove your “morals” up your arse?

      And please, feel free to kick us out of the EU, you will only be doing us a favour!

      • Andy

        Schengen – stop for Hungary. But Matyars don´t travel much, so who´s care? Visa for entry to any EU country. It will be fun, to see, on airport crowing Magyars with otehr non EU citizens, waiting for check in. Work everywhere in EU, withou permission, working vis..etc – stop fro Magyars. But, they don´t work too hard- so anymore, who cares? Stop EU funds, money, support – who cares? Magyars don´t need any foreign money. I am just wonderin, how. mn foreing companies will, immediately quit Orbanistan – after leaving EU. But what really annoying me, is .. how the hell I will travel to Croatia. We should dome some small Trianon .. to make bridge throug the Orbanista :):):)

      • Albion

        And you would be doing me a favour by leaving. As a tax payer in a net contributing EU country I object to my money finding its way to racist bigoted scum like you. Your warped idealogy has no place in a modern Europe. Before you leave you should return every Euro that the EU has sent your way. Lets see how you get on without any EU investment. I cannot think of anyone else who would want to sink money into such a backward country. Only matter of time before you are back to basket weaving.

        The idea of requiring arseholes like you to apply for a visa to visit my country again makes me very happy.That way we can keep you out.

        • Zsolt

          Well, then kick us out please!!

          • Paul

            We will….it will take some time but we will……because your type does not have the decency and sense of honour to leave. We call your type parasites.

          • Magyar

            @Paul
            We want to leave, but our parasite government refuses to hold a referendum.

            The only parasites in Hungary are liberals and gypsies,speaking of which, your family in Hungary raped or mugged by a gypsy yet?

  • Zsolt

    And please, feel free to kick us out of the EU, you will only be doing us a favour!

    Oh we can only dream about that.

  • Chris Szabo

    I agree with Andy. Hungary is hiding war criminals and criminals against humanity, like Béla Biszku and György Mátsik, and a whole host of Communist war criminals, who live high on the hog!

  • andre

    “Borec said that Csatary’s crimes were imprescriptible, and that the suspect could not be acquitted even if he had acted on order”

    Has the man been proven guilty by any court besides a puppet court after wartime?

    On something that happened so many years ago, I curious what evidence will be brought forward pro and against these charges… let’s thread carefully.

  • Bandi

    @andy

    “Hungary should be kicked out from EU”

    It would be like missing the Titanic.

    “It is not normal, that such sick society and sick country – hiding war criminals – is member of civilized Europe.”

    So you find it “normal” to chase elderly “war criminals” and calling an entire country sick for what one person did or didn’t do. How about calling your “civilized Europe” sick for the moral and financial bankruptcy they brought on everyone, except the rich and influental. Hundreds of millions of innocent people are suffering from the greed and irresponsibility of a few. Money is god, nothing else matters any more. And money usually end up in the wrong hands.
    How about finding a new job for Efraim Zuroff, let him do something useful for a change, such as chasing war criminals in his own favorite country in the Middle-East? There are lots of them, and they are not 100 year old.
    Let go of the distant past already, we have more recent crimes to worry about.

    • Liz Aucoin

      I agree with Andy, he should not be left to complete his life without facing the charges against him. He is also correct about what has become of the people in Hungary. People like @Magyar exist everywhere and the problem is getting worse. We have to listen to people like @Magyar all over Hungary and this influences others. Especially Hungarians, they have always been followers. They can never seem to develope their own opinions but rather pick up the opinions of their neighbors just to ensure they fit in. In their defense though, I must say that the access they have to the true facts are limited and they are only told bits and pieces of what is really going on in their country. I guess it makes them ignorant more than racist.

      • Magyar

        Way to insult Hungary you idiot.
        “they have always been followers”
        Yeah off course, especially in 1956,1848,1703, and plenty of other times.

        North-American “Hungarians” like you are usually too stupid and ignorant about the real deal in Hungary.

        • get real

          bozgorka, you have forgotten 1968 episode, you know when you followed the soviets in a trip to Czechoslovakia!!!

          How about the two ww’s?

          yes:”they have always been followers”

  • Paul

    Look…nobody in my country has to eat out of a garbage bin. In Hungary lots of people have to.
    If you want the majority to live like this…go on with your stupid remarks.

    • Magyar

      In Hungary, we call those ‘people’ gypsies.

      • Paul

        In my country 99 percent calls you the lunatic fringe…so what?

        • Magyar

          No offence but I couldn’t care less what people in your country think, sorry!

          I am perfectly happy knowing that if the elections were held today, Jobbik would get 20 or more % :D
          In 2014 I am expecting maybe around 30%?

  • Paul

    Magyar of course

    • justasking

      @Paul,

      ‘Look…nobody in my country has to eat out of a garbage bin. In Hungary lots of people have to.
      If you want the majority to live like this…go on with your stupid remarks….Magyar of course’

      Nobody in Hungary, Canada, the US and other developed countries, HAS to eat out of garbage bins…doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen for whatever reason.

      The way you speak of the Netherlands…you’d think that it was a f ing Utopia!

      Your ’99% this and 99% that’ arguments, are becoming as old and stale as leto’s (sorry, you were the best example)’post-commie’ accusations.

      The way you attack the Hungarian people as a whole (you racist prick), puts you right in line with those posters you claim to ‘hate’ around here.

      • Paul

        you racist prick, liar!

  • Bandi

    @Paul

    “nobody in my country has to eat out of a garbage bin. In Hungary lots of people have to.”

    Our garbage probably tastes better than your food.
    Where is that country of yours?

    • Leto. مؤدّب

      The Netherlands. The country where that tomato comes from. :D

      • Paul

        @ Leto

        The country where that tomato comes from….what are you trying to say here?..hmmm?

        • Leto. مؤدّب

          That Dutch tomato tastes absolutely awful. It’s like plastic shit.

          • Anonymous

            @ Leto
            “That Dutch tomato tastes absolutely awful. It’s like plastic shit.”
            ….yeah, sigh…I agree, we call them waterbombs. A Hungarian shop with Hungarian products would do very well over here. We would be steady customers. Our cheese and flowers are great though. …One last detail…how on earth do you know what plastic shit tastes like? Don’t tell me you tried it out. (smile)

          • Paul

            Oooops…above comment is me.

          • Leto. مؤدّب

            @Paul:

            I thought you Dutch like those “waterbombs”. :D :D
            I did my weekly shopping yesterday evening and I bought tomatoes. Yummy! :)
            I remember when “Dutch tomato” was a selling point here in the 90′s… and then later when dishonest merchants tried to sell them as Hungarian tomato…
            Your cheese and flowers are fine indeed.

            PS: I imagined how shit would taste if it was made of shit and I decided it must be close to the Dutch tomato. :)

          • Leto. مؤدّب

            if it was made of plastic

  • Viking

    Paul says:
    August 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Look…nobody in my country has to eat out of a garbage bin. In Hungary lots of people have to.
    ===
    Magyar says:
    August 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    In Hungary, we call those ‘people’ gypsies

    Believe me, I live in one of the more posh areas of the Budahills. Not even the people roaming around our garbage cans are Roma…

    The Police would probably pick them up, beat them up and dump them outside the district limit
    Obviously ‘magyar’ does not live here…

  • DoubleH63

    @Viking

    “Not even the people roaming around our garbage cans are Roma…”

    Let me guess they are Norwegians… At least that’s what I hear from my LMP insiders :)

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