Laszlo Csatary, the Nazi war crimes suspect who was arrested last year, has died, his lawyer told Hungarian media. He was 98.
Csatary was accused of sending more than 15,000 Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in the spring of 1944.
Csatary was arrested in June 2012 after a Jewish rights organization discovered him living in Budapest. The Simon Wiesenthal Center considered him its most-wanted Nazi war criminal.
An elderly man suspected of Nazi war crimes has been arrested in Hungary, prosecutors said Wednesday, after a worldwide Jewish rights organization discovered him living in Budapest.
Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary is accused of sending more than 15,000 Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in the spring of 1944, the he Simon Wiesenthal Center said.
A worldwide Jewish rights organization is pushing Hungarian authorities to prosecute a man it claims is a Nazi war criminal, recently discovered in Budapest, Hungary, who allegedly sent more than 15,000 Jews to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center found Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary as part of its "Last Chance" project, said Efraim Zuroff, director of the center's Israel office.
The center cooperated with British tabloid The Sun to photograph Csizsik-Csatary, who reportedly is 97, and ask him questions, Zuroff said. "We're the ones who found him; they're the ones who photographed him."
Protesters in Hungary are calling for the resignation of President Pal Schmitt after a university he attended said that he plagiarized parts of his doctoral dissertation.
However, in an interview aired Friday on public access television station M1, Schmitt said he would not resign.
"I have a clean conscience. I have written my thesis with my best knowledge I had at the time, and I never intended to plagiarize. However, I will accept the decision of the (University) Senate that has withdrawn my doctorate. But this has got nothing to do with me being a president," he said.
Schmitt, a former Olympic fencing champion, wrote his dissertation in 1992 for the University of Physical Education, which is now part of Semmelweis University in Budapest.
In January 2012, the Hungarian HVG weekly reported that a large part of Schmitt's dissertation was copied.
Tens of thousands of people protested against Hungary's new constitution in Budapest Monday night, demanding that Prime Minister Viktor Orban resign.
Crowds outside the city's opera house called the prime minister "Viktator" - a pun on "dictator" - as Orban and other dignitaries attended a gala inside.
Lasting nearly five hours, the protest was organized by opposition parties and civil society groups who say the new constitution is anti-democratic.
American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed similar concerns last year, pushing Orban to commit to "the independence of the judiciary, a free press, and governmental transparency."
Orban and other officials left the gala celebrating the new constitution through back doors to avoid the demonstration.
The new constitution, which took effect on January 1, omits "republic" from Hungary's official name, and includes several paragraphs which Amnesty International says violate international human rights.
Residents who were evacuated from a Hungarian village because of last week's toxic sludge were allowed back home Friday, a government spokeswoman said.
The 500 inhabitants of Kolontar were able to move back home if they wanted, though the village remained closed to the media, said the spokeswoman, who asked not to be named because she was not authorized to speak to the media.
Construction crews finished work this week on an emergency dam meant to protect against a second possible toxic spill from the MAL aluminum plant, located about 100 miles west of Budapest, the government announced.
Officials had earlier said they were certain the plant's reservoir wall would break again, inundating communities with deadly red sludge for a second time, but the government said so far, there has been no structural movement on the endangered section of the wall.
Around 1 million cubic meters of sludge spilled October 4 from the plant's reservoir, according to the country's president. It covered Kolontar and two other towns, killing nine people and injuring more than 100.
The aluminum plant at the heart of the deadly toxic red sludge in Hungary will resume production at the end of the week, government officials said Wednesday.
The announcement came on the same day officials said a ninth person had died from the toxic spill. The red sludge leaked from a reservoir at the plant in Hungary and streamed through villages and into the Danube, Europe's second largest river.
The plant will be guarded by police and will be monitored by the government, the country's disaster relief commissioner said at a news
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Investigators in Hungary have arrested Zoltan Bakonyi, the chief executive of an aluminum company involved in a spill of toxic sludge that has killed eight people, authorities said Monday.
He faces charges of public endangerment and harming the environment, they said.
Five European Union experts are due to arrive in Hungary on Monday to find out how badly toxic sludge has damaged the environment and advise on decontamination, the European Union said.
And Hungarian authorities continue frantically building dikes in case the dam holding the sludge breaks further, the government said Monday.
A Hungarian enviromental official tests a sample water from the Danube River.
Toxic sludge from an industrial accident that has left six dead may not harm the Danube River, according to water test results released Friday.
The latest readings taken by investigators indicate the pH level is 8.5 - lower than the original reading of 13, but still slightly above normal, said Gyorgyi Tottos, a spokeswoman for Hungary's emergency services department.
Tottos said Friday the 8.5 pH is not dangerous and can sustain life; pH readings range from 0 to 14. Levels lower than 7 characterize acids and levels higher than 7 denote bases. Highly acidic or highly basic water can harm living things.
Investigators found some dead fish in the water, but Tottos said the fish may have died upstream, before they reached the Danube.
The 8.5 pH level and fast-moving currents make officials optimistic that a natural disaster can be avoided, she said.
Four people, including two children, were killed after a reservoir broke and flooded three villages in western Hungary with toxic red mud, officials said Tuesday.
The government has declared a state of emergency in three counties, the State Secretariat of Governmental Communications said.
The National Catastrophe Protection Directorate (OKF) said the two children who died were 1 and 3 years old. A 35-year-old man was killed in his car, and a woman was killed in her home, the government said.
A woman surveys the damage in Devecser, Hungary after the village was flooded by toxic red sludge from a local aluminium plant.
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