HUNSOR's open Letter to Mr. George W. Bush:
We ask You to support hungarian calls for Autonomy
HUNSOR InfoMedia press release
Mr. George W. Bush President of the USA
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20500-0005
I am turning to you in order to draw your attention to the intolerable
situation of those Hungarians who live as second class citizens in Hungary's
neighbouring countries as a result of the dismemberment of Hungary after
World Wars I. and II.
Those, who on their own ancestral land became subjects of foreign states,
suffered extermination, torture, persecution, deportation, imprisonment,
confiscation of property and other atrocities and humiliations. Today they
are still fighting for those rights which are guaranteed in most democratic
countries, such as education in the mother tongue, access to all
professions, equality before the law, equal economic opportunities and the
right to preserve national heritage, national culture and national language.
Particular attention should be devoted to Székelyland (today Romania) and
the Vajdaság/Voivodina (today Serbia), where the authorities try to destroy
Hungarian communities by artificially modifying the ethnic composition of
Hungarian cities and villages. In Slovakia, the borders of Hungarian
counties were redrawn in order to deprive them from their right of local
Having tried to improve their situation through various means, the
Hungarians living on the detached territories arrived at the conclusion that
only the obtention of territorial autonomies could preserve durably the
stability of the region. Coming Sunday, June 18 2006, several thousand
Székely (a particular group of Hungarians) will gather in Székelyland to
adopt the statutes of their future autonomous region.
Hungarians are both peaceful and freedom loving people. They have, for a
long time demanded in a peaceful manner that their situation be reexamined.
Unfortunately the powerful of this world do not tend to listen to peaceful
demands. Mr. President, we believe that another center of instability in our
region would not serve the interest of anybody, including the United States.
We therefore kindly ask you to use your political weight in ensuring that
the areas inhabited by a Hungarian majority are granted territorial autonomy
in Székelyland (Transsylvania) and Vajdaság (today part of Serbia), as they also rightfully call for it, in order to avoid unrest and violence.
We thank you for your concern and wish you a pleasant stay in Hungary.
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Please also read HUNSOR's document on » Autonomy Aspirations of Hungarian national communities abroad
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