A member of the Nitral Region parliament for the opposition Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), László Basternák, was the target of intimidation by an unknown offender who fired a shot at him near his house in Hurbanovo, the SITA newswire wrote.
Basternák, a former mayor of Hurbanovo was returning from a walk with his wife when a young man fired a shot at close range but missed and hit the iron gate despite being just three to four metres from Basternák. He claims he has recently received numerous threats, which he believes are politically motivated.
The spokesperson of the Nitra Regional Police, Božena Brucherová, told SITA that the police have already started a criminal prosecution for attempted bodily harm. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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5. Mar 2010 at 10:00