HUNGARY: Jogging Memories

As if Tibet's fate were not reminder enough of the penalties of flouting authority in the Communist world, word leaked from Budapest of a new mass trial of workers from Csepel Island, the industrial area that held out longest against the Russians in the 1956 revolt. The score of terror: ten death sentences, 25 prison terms ranging from two years to life.

More than 200 witnesses testified, none of them for the defense. It was almost a year after authorities had announced the end of all action against "counter-revolutionaries."


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