Szálasi Ferenc sajtóperei 1937-1938 között

Drócsa Izabella: Szálasi Ferenc sajtóperei 1937-1938 között. In: Aetas, (37) 3. pp. 30-55. (2022)

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There had been a total of six lawsuits against Ferenc Szálasi in the Horthy era: five libel suits and one political suit had been filed against the future Leader of the Nation in court . This study examines the libel suits based on the available archival sources, relevant press releases, and historical literature related to the topic. The authorities filed the suits because of the following Szálasi pamphlets: in March and August 1937 because of the text titled Hungarian Worker! Comrade! (Magyar Munkás! Eszmetárs!), the articles published in the same year in the New Hungarian Worker (Uj Magyar Munkás) newspaper, the Decree of the Hungarian National Socialist Party Leadership (Magyar Nemzeti Szocialista Párt Vezetőségi Határozata), written in collaboration with co-president Lajos Széchenyi in February 1937, and Memorandum No. 4., published in July 1937. In these lawsuits Szálasi was found guilty in incitement against class and religion, according to Article 172(2) of the Csemegi Code, as well as in incitement against the state according to Article 5 of Act III of 1921 About The More Effective Defence of State and Social Order. However, despite several motions from the prosecution, the court elected to not penalize him for conspiracy against the state according to Article 1-2, and libel against the nation according to Article 7 of the same Act. Due to the low penalties given in these libel suits, the court sentenced Ferenc Szálasi to three years, one month and thirteen days in prison in 1940 as an aggregate punishment.

Item Type: Article
Other title: The libel suits of Ferenc Szálasi between 1937 and 1938
Heading title: Tanulmányok
Journal or Publication Title: Aetas
Date: 2022
Volume: 37
Number: 3
ISSN: 0237-7934
Page Range: pp. 30-55
Language: Hungarian, English
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Szálasi Ferenc, Magyarország története - 1937-1938, Politikai élet - Magyarország - 1937-1938
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
Date Deposited: 2023. Jan. 27. 10:39
Last Modified: 2023. Jan. 27. 10:39

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