Roma call for action as Jobbik rallies against ‘Gypsy crime’ in villages

The heads of three Roma rights organisations have called on the government to act over the extreme-right party Jobbik’s continued campaigns against the ethnic minority’s inhabitants of rural villages. The veteran campaigner Aladár Horváth, founder of the Civil Rights Movement for the Republic, Jenõ Zsigó (Roma Parliament) and Jenõ Setét issued an open letter on Sunday after a Jobbik event in the northern village of Kerecsend that day.