Victims Data
Victims Nationality/Ethnic Origin Hungarian
Victims Gender Male
Victims Age 18-25
Victims Number 1
Fatalities - deaths N/A
Perpetrators Data
Perpetrators Nationality/Ethnic Origin Hungarian
Perpetrator Gender Male
Perpetrator Age N/A
Perpetrators Number 1
Extremist/Organised Group Violence No

In June, 2010, in the center of Budapest, a man coming out from bar (a supposed gathering place for right-wing extremists) on Dessewffy street attacked a young man leaving a neighbouring gay bar and broke his nose. By the time the police arrived, the perpetrator had left. The case was recorded by police cameras. The police declared that it was a light injury, therefore it was not their duty to launch an investigation, but that of the victim. The victim eventually decided not to report to the police and asked LGBT NGOs not to act on his behalf. Legal experts claim that a broken nose is not a light injury and the act was hate crime, in which case the police is obliged to launch a prosecution.[1]

[1] Hanzli, P ’”Melegverés’ a Klub 64 elÅ‘tt’, in: Frissmeleg, 16.06.2010, available at: (Date of access: 19.02.2012).