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Civil activists fear new crackdown in Hungary after Trump election

by firstsource newsJanuary 10, 2017

Activists believe rightwing PM buoyed by election of Trump will target NGOs funded by foreign backers such as

Foreign-backed civil society groups in , including those funded by the billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros, fear they could become the target of a new crackdown from a populist rightwing government emboldened by the election of Donald Trump.

The Hungarian government is planning to force non-government organisation (NGO) leaders to declare their personal assets in the same way as MPs and public officials in what has been described as an “intimidation” of civil society. The proposal is scheduled to go before parliament in April, according to the newly published 2017 legislative agenda.

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