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DEUTSCH: 'DOLLAR LEFT' TRIED AND FAILED TO CAUSE HUNGARY-ITALY CONFLICT

 

The “radical dollar-left” tried and failed to provoke a political dispute between the Italian and Hungarian governments, Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch said in Strasbourg on Monday, referring to the case of an Italian woman who is being kept in a Hungarian prison. Ilaria Salis “is a foreign, progressive, radical left-wing, neo-communist thug who came to Hungary with nineteen others” to attack “people they deemed to be neo-fascists based on their appearance and clothing”, the ruling party MEP said in a statement after a debate on conditions in Hungarian prisons held in the European Parliament. He noted that Salis, who stands accused of physically attacking several randomly selected Hungarian and foreign citizens, had been smiling in court. He accused the “Hungarian dollar media” of “showing solidarity with the perpetrator” and “peddling blatant lies” about her detention, which she had “invented”. Deutsch, at the same time, called on the Italian authorities to intensify efforts to find and arrest an Italian perpetrator “whose identity and contact information they are in possession of”.