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May 23, 1989
Premier Imre Nagy and leaders of the 1956 Hungarian uprising were "victims of show trials" and their executions were a political mistake, Hungarian Foreign Minister Gyula Horn said. The statement represented a shift in the view of the Hungarian Communist Party and appeared to open the way for Nagy's rehabilitation. Nagy had declared Hungary's neutrality and its withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact during a period of mass demonstrations that provoked a Soviet invasion on Oct. 23, 1956. Nagy and two associates were found guilty of treason in June, 1958, and executed.
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May 23, 1989
Premier Imre Nagy and leaders of the 1956 Hungarian uprising were "victims of show trials" and their executions were a political mistake, Hungarian Foreign Minister Gyula Horn said. The statement represented a shift in the view of the Hungarian Communist Party and appeared to open the way for Nagy's rehabilitation. Nagy had declared Hungary's neutrality and its withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact during a period of mass demonstrations that provoked a Soviet invasion on Oct. 23, 1956. Nagy and two associates were found guilty of treason in June, 1958, and executed.
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December 31, 1991 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There will be no rending of the garments, no tears shed in Eastern Europe as the Soviet Union officially passes out of existence. In Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and what used to be East Germany, the satellite nations once lumped together as the Warsaw Pact--an alliance itself now on history's trash heap--a population of 115 million will say goodby without an ounce of regret.
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