HUNGARY: Crime Report

Subject: Lieut. General Gabor Peter, about 50, onetime tailor, chief of Red Hungary's secret police. His job: extracting confessions from political prisoners.

Record: February 1949, "interrogated" Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty (sentenced to prison for life). November 1949, "interrogated" U.S. Businessman Robert Vogeler (15 years). April 1951, released Vogeler with a warning: "Our arms are very long." June 1951, "interrogated" Archbishop Joseph Grosz (15 years).

Disposition of Subject: Dismissed by order of the Hungarian state government, and sentenced last week to prison for life for a variety of unspecified crimes lumped under the heading of "treason."


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