By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Bódvalenke, Hungary BODVALENKE, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A malnourished villager in northeastern Hungary, who claims to be 20-years-old, smiles while holding her premature baby in her arms. She likes a recently completed fresco showing Gypsy life and references to Jesus Christ. Nearby children are finishing the 33rd mural in Bódvalenke, the world's only Fresco Village painted by Gypsy artists, also known as Roma.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeBUDAPEST/GODOLLO (BosNewsLife)--United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for international intervention in Libya to stop mass killings and bloodshed that she said may amount to crimes against humanity. Her comments Friday came as European defense ministers met in Hungary, where NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen did not rule out enforcing a no-fly zone above Libya among other measures to end the violence.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Hungarian-born Nazi death camp survivor, who claims Nobel Peace Prize author Elie Wiesel lies about his Holocaust past and stole the identity of an inmate, has lost a defamation case in Hungary.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A chief rabbi has condemned Hungarian government plans to establish a memorial for the victims of the 1944 German occupation of Hungary as it would send the message that "the Hungarian state had been blameless."
By BosNewsLife News Center YEREVAN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists and religious groups in Armenia say new legislation will increase intolerance towards the country's evangelical Christians and other minorities, some of whom already face prosecution for their church activities.
By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Marshall Ramsey with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan reportedly jailed ten Baptists for up to five days and fined three others 80 times the monthly minimum wage on charges of unauthorized worship at home, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, August 7.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- An influential group defending the rights of gypsies, also known as Roma, has welcomed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that banning a Hungarian "far-right, anti-Roma and anti-Semitic" paramilitary group is lawful.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian evangelical Christians have protested against a poster carried during last weekend's annual Budapest Gay Pride Parade for more rights for homosexuals. The poster says: "Jesus had two fathers too."
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The appointment of a right-wing director at Budapest's New Theater raises new worries about freedom in the arts. Hungarians are protesting what they see as too much interference by the government.