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Criminal Code of Hungary (excerpts)

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Section 216: Violence Against a Member of the Community

(1) Any person who, because of another person's being a member or a presumed member of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group or a certain group of population – especially due to a disability, sexual identity or sexual orientation –, displays a conspicuously anti-social conduct that is capable of causing alarm in members of the group is guilty of a felony punishable by up to three years of imprisonment.

(2) Any person who assaults another person for being a member or a presumed member of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group or a certain group of population – especially due to a disability, sexual identity or sexual orientation – or compels him or her by applying violence or threats to do, to not do or to endure something shall be punishable by one to five years of imprisonment.

(3) The punishment shall be two to eight years of imprisonment if the violation against a member of a community is committed a) by force of arms; b) armed with a weapon; c) causing a substantial injury to interests; d) by the torment of the injured party; e) as a group; or f) as a criminal conspiracy.

(4) Any person who engages in preparations for violence against a member of a community is guilty of a misdemeanour punishable by up to two years of imprisonment.

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