Roma rights activist and Hungary’s former MEP Viktória Mohácsi has left the country to settle in Canada, daily Népszabadság reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources close to the politician.
Under the previous, Socialist governments Mohácsi worked as ministerial commissioner in charge of the integration of children from Roma communities or living in deep poverty. She was delegated to the European Parliament by Hungary’s liberal Free Democratic Party, which has now become virtually defunct. Mohácsi is known to have left the country in December to apply for political asylum in Canada. Back in 2009 she had applied for police protection due to serious threats she had received. Several sources told the paper that Mohacsi could not find a position and was struggling with financial problems.