HUNGARY | Parliament lifts immunity for former Jobbik MP who burned Israeli flag
Source: politics.hu Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 20:58
Parliament yesterday lifted the right to immunity from prosecution of former Jobbik MP Balázs Lenhardt, who faces charges of hooliganism for burning an Israeli flag in public.
Lenhardt was detained by police last December after he made a speech outside the Foreign Ministry, and then lit an Israeli flag and cut a hole in the middle of it.
Prosecutor General Péter Polt proposed the suspension of his right to immunity.
Lenhardt quit the Jobbik caucus last November and was later expelled from the far-right party, and now sits in Parliament as an independent.