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Former Hungarian politician Bela Biszku escapes jail sentence

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Former Hungarian politician Bela Biszku escapes jail sentence

Former Hungarian politician Bela Biszku escapes jail sentence
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Former Hungarian minister Bela Biszku dodged jail for his involvement in a deadly crackdown after the anti-Soviet revolution in 1956.

Biszku had originally been sentenced to five years for being actively involved in the war-crimes.
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This was reduced to a two-year suspended sentence.

Judges ruled that his involvement in the decision to shoot could not be proved beyond reasonable doubt.

More than 2000 were killed during the uprising.