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Romania calls for answers in case of suspected police brutality in Hungary


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Romania calls for answers in case of suspected police brutality in Hungary

Tensions are running high between Bucharest and Budapest following the suspicious death of a Romanian man at a police station in Hungary.

The 47-year old was detained on suspicion of stealing a chainsaw. It is alleged that he was beaten for over two hours before he died.

The Romanian Foreign Ministry has asked for those responsible to be punished. The Hungarian Prosecution office has promised swift action and confirmed that the dual offences of interrogation with enforcement and an assault resulting in death could carry a sentence of 2-12 years imprisonment.

Witnesses who saw the deceased said he was unrecognisable following the beating.

The two Hungarian policemen who are implicated in the crime have been removed from their posts and have appeared in court. Two of their superiors have also been suspended.

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