Dec 16, 2014 12:25 PM

Rights group says discrimination rising in Hungary

The Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Europe's leading human rights organization says that discrimination against Gypsies, Jews, gays and other minorities in Hungary is getting worse and is urging authorities to fight racist violence and take other steps to protect the vulnerable.

The Council of Europe made its recommendations in a report published Tuesday that examines a wide range of human rights issues in the country. Its release comes as the country remains mired in economic crisis and as Prime Minister Viktor Orban faces accusations from many fronts of weakening democratic standards.

The findings are based on a July 1-4 visit to Hungary by Nils Muiznieks, the council's Commissioner for Human Rights.

While the Hungarian government has not yet commented on the report, it has usually strongly disputed similar criticism.


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