- 5 Jun 2012 9:10 AM
Saud Mohamed Al-Marzuki, a senior member of the chess federation, and 18-year-old chess grandmaster Salim Abdulrahman were accosted by three men speaking in Hungarian who said they were border police.
They tried intimidating the chess players, who began running. Al-Marzuki was caught and beaten up. He suffered injuries to his body and head and was listed in critical but stable condition. Al-Marzuki will be hospitalised for up to two weeks, doctors say.
Csongrád county prosecutor spokesman Ferenc Sztanka confirmed that the chess players filed a complaint which is being investigated. He admitted that police asked them for their identity papers in search of illegal passports and one of the players suffered injuries.
Source: Hungary Around the Clock
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