Budapest (Oct. 22)
An unexpected turn has been given to the libel action brought against M. Geza Feleky, the editor of the daily newspaper “A Vilag”, by the anti-Semitic Deputy Pekar, on his appeal to the Supreme Court against the sentence of fourteen days’ imprisonment imposed on him a few months ago.
M. Feleky’s counsel, the Democratic Deputy Rudolph Ruppert, said that the defence was one of justification and in order to prove that it would be necessary to go into the facts of the acts of terror committed by the troops of Commandant Ivan Hejjas during the counter-revolutionary period. Deputy Ruppert declared that if an investigation would be ordered, he could prove that Ivan Hejjas had fifty-three murders on his conscience.
The Court decided to place Deputy Ruppert’s statement on record and ordered him to produce his proofs that Ivan Hejjas had committed the fifty-three murders with which M. Geza Feleky had charged him in his article.
This is the first time that a Hungarian Court has ordered documents to be produced for the purpose of investigating the facts with regard to the acts of terror committed by Hejjas and his troops during the counter-revolutionary period.