QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
London WC2A 2LL
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Mr Ben Isaacs (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) appeared on behalf of the Respondent
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"The defendant is concerned that neither he nor his partner can return to Hungary despite the fact that the defendant's father and four siblings aged between 28 and 42 years of age and some with children also live there. The fear of return is said to be caused by one of the victims of the defendant's car crime in February 2008. The man is named Batzs Nagy (whose name does not appear in the particulars set out in the warrant). This man with others, so the defendant alleges, has twice severely assaulted him just before he left Hungary. Nagy was later convicted of assault on the defendant and sent to prison. The defendant left Hungary with the help of a friend in the United Kingdom a man called Josef Badel who has himself now been extradited but is free in Hungary and has made contact with the defendant's father.
The defendant believes that Nagy and his friends continue to seek revenge on him and his family. After he (the defendant) left Hungary in March 2008, his partner was threatened and that was the cause of her coming to the United Kingdom some 2 months later.
It is not clear from the defendant's evidence whether Nagy is currently in prison or not. Equally, there is no corroboration of any kind of the defendant's assertions. I am prepared to accept that the defendant's behaviour in February 2008 has left a number of car owners very aggrieved and that they may continue to seek redress despite 3½ years' passage of time. However, this does not mean that the Hungarian prison estate cannot protect the defendant from cruel and inhuman treatment. The defendant's evidence alone does not reach the very high threshold that engages his Article 3 rights."