Letter to EU Institutions: Their backs to the wall: Civil society under pressure in Hungary

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Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights European Commission

Cc: Commissioner Vu011bra Jourová, in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

Permanent Representatives to Council of the European Union

LIBE Committee - Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs European Parliament

11/02/2015 – Amnesty International would like to draw your attention to our report ‘Their backs to the wall: civil society under pressure in Hungary’. The report details the orchestrated attacks on rights groups by the Hungarian authorities over the past year. These have included public smearing, criminal investigations, office raids and the seizure of equipment, and a politically motivated audit which could eventually lead to the closure of organisations.