Court sentences extremist Budahazy to 13 years in prison
A Budapest court sentenced in a non-binding ruling on Tuesday extremist Gyorgy Budahazy to 13 years in prison for carrying out terrorist activity almost a decade ago.
According to the charges, Budahazy set up a terrorist organisation called the Hungarian Arrows to carry out attacks against lawmakers of the then ruling Socialist-Free Democrat alliance between 2007 and 2009.
Budahazy and his accomplices were also charged with throwing petrol bombs at the homes of Socialist and Free Democrat politicians and their parties' headquarters as well as throwing Molotov cocktails at gay bars and outlets, such as a ticket office in Budapest's 13th district.
Budahazy's group is thought to have been behind the beating up of a former Socialist politician turned TV personality Sandor Csintalan.
Budahazy was arrested in June 2009 and was kept in pre-trial detention until September 2011 when the court ordered his house arrest. The court lifted the order in June 2014.
Budahazy's name also surfaced in connection with a blockade of Elisabeth Bridge in protest against the Socialist-Free Democrat victory in the 2002 general elections.