18 November 2005

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (40)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Reuters (from Thursday, November 17; link good at time of posting):
A senior member of the Hungarian Communist Workers' Party has received a one-year suspended sentence for wearing a red star, the communist symbol which is banned under Hungarian law.

State news agency MTI said Attila Vajna, who is deputy chairman of the fringe party, was sentenced by the Municipal Court in Budapest Wednesday for wearing the star at a demonstration two years ago.

Sporting communist or Nazi symbols is forbidden in Hungary. The red star was banned after Hungary threw off communism in 1989.

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