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Reduce Death Sentences of Three Hungarians Condemned for Kunmadaras Anti-jewish Riot

The death sentences imposed on three Hungarians for instigating and participating in an anti-Jewish riot at Kunmadaras earlier this year in which three Jews were killed were reduced in a decision handed down yesterday by the Hungarian court of Appeals.

One of the condemned men, Janos Nagy, was freed, while the sentence of Zsigmondy Toth Slovak was commuted to life imprisonment and that of Gergly Takacs was reduced to two years and two months imprisonment. A number of policemen, implicated in the murders, had their sentences reduced to five years. The majority of the sentences were lowered, while only a few were increased by the high court.