- 7 Apr 2016 9:00 AM
The meeting was called to discuss how the Hungarian Military could vouch for the security of residents if a terrorist emergency was declared.
Zsolt Molnár, the Socialist head of parliament’s national security committee, and Tamás Harangozó, deputy head of the defence committee, repeated their party’s earlier concerns that the government was seeking power to declare a “state of war” in case of a “terrorist threat” which is not clearly defined in the proposal.
If the bill is passed into law, the government could bypass parliament and “drastically restrict freedom rights”, control the electronic media, telephone and internet services for up to 60 days. The proposal seeks to help ruling Fidesz to “unbridled power” with no parliamentary control, the statement said.
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