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Béla Biszku
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Béla Biszku in 1985
Minister of the Interior
In office
1 March 1957 – 13 September 1961
Preceded by Ferenc Münnich (in 1956)
Succeeded by János Pap
Personal details
Born (1921-09-13)13 September 1921
Márokpapi, Hungary
Died 31 March 2016(2016-03-31) (aged 94)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party MKP (1944–1948)
MDP (1948–1956)
MSZMP (1956–1989)
Profession politician

Béla Biszku (13 September 1921 – 31 March 2016) was a Hungarian communist politician. He served as Minister of the Interior from 1957 to 1961. He was charged of suspicion of committing war crimes during the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He became the first and to date only former top-official in Hungary who has been prosecuted because of political role in the communist era.

Biszku died in Budapest on 31 March 2016 at the age of 94.

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