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GULYÁS: PERPETRATORS OF CRIMES AGAINST MINORS NOT TO BE GRANTED PARDON

 

Perpetrators of crimes committed against minors shall not be granted a pardon of any kind, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on Thursday evening, in connection with the prime minister’s announcement on a constitutional amendment proposal he had submitted earlier in the day. Viktor Orbán announced that he had submitted the amendment proposal on behalf of the government, adding that it was his personal belief that there must be “no mercy for paedophiles”. Speaking to HírTV, Gulyás said that the opposition in Hungary had done everything it could to prevent the implementation of a family support system. “In a concrete case, because of a dispute that arose in this regard, it was considered absolutely necessary for the government to make it clear and enshrine it in the constitution that granting a pardon in any crime committed deliberately against minors shall not be an option allowed to the president of the republic”. Gulyás said this measure was hoped to help make clear the government’s penal policy goals.