Among the various secret or staged processes in court that are all to some degree the focus of public attention, the process against Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy of the 1956 Revolution is especially noteworthy. This volume contains the most important documents of this process: the indictment, the death sentence, the prosecutor's motion 31 years later concerning the repeal of the death sentence, and the acquittal. The separate research papers analyze the historical background of the process and the unlawful practices followed in the administration of justice of the communist party-state, best exemplified by the most serious infringements in the process against Imre Nagy. This book may be read with interest not only by lawyers and historians, but by all interested in the struggle of human will against political terror.
About the Author
ALAJOS DORNBACH is a Member of Parliament in the Republic of Hungary.
Table of Contents
Foreword by János RadVÁnyi
Introduction: Administration of Justice in the Party State and the Trial of Imre Nagy
Documents of the Imre Nagy Trial
Act of Accusation Against Imre Nagy and His Associates January 28, 1958
Judgment Against József Szilágyi April 22, 1958
Judgement Against Imre Nagy June 15, 1958
Remedial Petition of the Procurator General June 6, 1989
Decision of the Presidential Division of the Supreme Court July 6, 1989
Conclusion: The Political Background of the Imre Nagy Trial by György LitVÁn
Short Biographies of the Defendants
List of Recurring Abbreviations