Opposition MP Tímea Szabó stated that she would fight the record 9.6 million Ft. (US $30.7 thousand) fine given to her by Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér, and may even seek compensation at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
The leader of the Párbeszéd caucus was punished for a stunt in Parliament in June, in which she displayed a banner reminiscient of the flag of the People’s Republic of China with “Fidesz” written on it. The fine was voted on by the National Assemby on October 19.
“I was absolutely not scared at all,” Szabó told tabloid Blikk about the record fine given to her. “If László Kövér thinks that with this fine he can dissuade me from standing up for truth and for Hungarians, he’s very much mistaken.”
“No matter how high the fine against me is, I will continue, we will continue the struggle with Párbeszéd,” said the oppositon politician.