Hungary / 16-10-2012
Assailant in antisemitic attack gets two-year sentence after “fast track” prosecution
A court on Monday handed down a two-year prison term to the man who assaulted András Kerényi, president of the south Pest region of the Budapest Jewish Religious Community in an overtly anti-Semitic attack on October 5.
The 21-year-old man had earlier repeatedly shouted antisemitic remarks through the door of the Jewish prayer house in the 20th District.
When he did the same on October 5 Kerényi took photographs of him with his mobile phone, prompting the man to kick Kerényi in the chest and hit him in the head.
Police caught the assailant within half an hour and he was tried in a fast-track procedure on a charge of violence and causing light physical injury.