Saturday, 7 February, 2009

Hungarian charged with espionage

Saturday, 07 February 2009
A Hungarian man was taken into custody by Mali police after the end of the Budapest-Bamako rally last week. Race participant Viktor Letenyei decided to fly around in his motor-powered ram-air parachute after crossing the finishing line. Unfortunately he was seen filming while flying over the local US Embassy and was arrested by local police and secret service agents on landing.

Letenyei is now in prison facing espionage charges. The race organisers tried to gather information on the man, but all attempts failed and his family did not contact the rally. The Hungarian Ambassador in Morocco has already made contact with the local Interior Minister, who was asked to treat the case as high priority.(The Budapest Times)


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