HUNGARY: Without Mercy

A month ago, Hungary's Premier Janos Kadar returned from Moscow's 40th Anniversary celebration with new orders from his Kremlin bosses: finish off the trials of those who led the 1956 revolt, sentence them heavily, spare no one—priest, worker, soldier or political leader. Last week Kadar was zealously carrying out his orders. Currently in the dock were:

¶ Monsignor Egon Turcsanyi, 65-year-old secretary to Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, and 15 priests between the ages of 20 and 28. Turcsanyi, so ill he could not attend some of the sessions, was accused of plotting a fascist...

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