The Regional Centre for Minorities reported graffiti on the doorway of the home of its co-ordinator for Roma matters.
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Report Data - Hungary - 2011
NEKI reported one anti-Roma physical assault by a group.
The Athena Institute reported two shootings directed at a house containing Roma residents; two cases of graffiti, in Szeged and Tamási, respectively; and one physical assault involving serious injury.
A World Without Nazism reported one case of harassment, including against children, in the village of Dendeshpata.
The Athena Institute reported two cases of physical assault against people leaving the Budapest Pride March. The Háttér Support Society for LGBT People in Hungary reported one case of physical assault against two men by a group following the Budapest Pride March and one case of physical assault against a transgender person.
The UN Special Rapporteurs on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance expressed concerns about xenophobia, racism and related intolerance encountered by refugees and asylum-seekers in Hungary.
The UN Human Rights Council, during its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Hungary to take measures to prevent and combat hate crime; to ensure training for police, prosecutors and judges; and to effectively investigate and prosecute racially motivated violence and other hate crimes. It encouraged increased efforts to combat violence and discrimination against Roma and recommended that Hungary strengthen hate crimes laws to prevent violence committed on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Head of the National Police Service issued an instruction on effective policing for multicultural communities, which addressed some aspects of policing events where there is a high risk of hate crime.
Hungarian authorities charged four people in connection with nine attacks against Roma in their homes in 2008 and 2009, which resulted in the murders of six Roma, including one child, and several serious injuries.
Hungary reported two cases, one assault against a man who was not Roma but was perceived by the alleged perpetrator to be involved in “Roma issues”; and another incident in which a man threatened, with a sword, six people for their presumed Roma origin, shouting death threats and causing damage to a vehicle with the sword.
The Holy See reported three cases of damage to churches and one case of damage to church property.