We have yet another excerpt from the leaked interviews with members of the left-liberal thought police in Hungary. Márton Asbóth, project manager at the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, said that it is perfectly safe for NGOs to operate in Hungary. According to him, this is why TASZ has not even worked out the details of Plan B, that is, what they would do in the imaginary scenario in which the government wanted to close down such organizations.
In the interview, Asbóth confirmed that NGOs like his have nothing to fear in Hungary.
“Actually, there were no themes like, you know, police officers coming to NGOs’ offices or freezing their bank accounts. These very Russian situations never happened before in Hungary. And I trust it wouldn't,” Asbóth said. He added that although, in his view, there was a piece of legislation in Hungary that was designed to cut foreign funding of NGOs, the government does not really push this issue, and the legislation was “demolished by the European Court.”