Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán speaking last month in Parliament, when lawmakers granted him the power to rule indefinitely by decree. One aspect of the law ostensibly passed to cope with the coronavirus calls for prison terms of up to five years for those convicted of spreading falsehoods or distorted facts during the emergency.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán speaking last month in Parliament, when lawmakers granted him the power to rule indefinitely by decree. One aspect of the law ostensibly passed to cope with the coronavirus calls for prison terms of up to five years for those convicted of spreading falsehoods or distorted facts during the emergency.