HUNGARY: Wish Granted

While the Red terror in Czechoslovakia mounted, Hungary's highest court weighed the fate of Laszlo Rajk, former Hungarian Foreign Minister who had been sentenced to death as a Titoist traitor (TIME, Oct. 3). Rajk had specifically refused to appeal for clemency, but against his will his lawyer had sent an appeal to the Council of People's Courts. Rajk need not have worried: the council, not renowned for its clemency, rejected the appeal. Next day Rajk was hanged, presumably in Budapest.


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