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Hungarian Jew Sues Government for Indemnity for False Imprisonment

August 7, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Oscar Kassirer, an Hungarian Jew who was sentenced in 1920 to five years imprisonment at hard labor but found innocent by the Hungarian courts following long litigation, has started suit against the Hungarian government, demanding an indemnity of 80,000 Pengoes.

The indemnity is demanded for the thirty-three months he spent in prison. He was sentenced on the charge of sedition when he, a victim of the anti-Jewish terror of the Awakening Mag-yars, declared, in a conversation with another passenger on a street car, that “the terror of the Awakening Magyars must stop.” Kassirer had just left the hospital where he was taken, with other Hungarian Jews, following a beating by the Awakening Magyar rioters. Kassirer, while in prison, appealed against the sentence and the case was carried to the Court of Appeols, which annulled the original decision a short time ago.

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