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Laszlo Rajk, a Hungarian architect, dissident and movie and theater manufacturing designer, has died. He was 70.

Rajk’s death from an undisclosed illness was announced Thursday by architectural publication epiteszforum.hu.

Rajk, whose father, also called Laszlo, was executed in 1949 immediately after an notorious display demo throughout the early times of Hungary’s communist regime, was associated in Hungary’s dissident motion from the nineteen seventies, serving to to distribute underground samizdat publications.

He was elected to parliament in 1990 right after the communist regime fell.

Born in Budapest on Jan. 26, 1949, Rajk put in various yrs in state treatment after his father’s execution. He was quickly specified a new identify and returned to his mom, Julianna Foldi, soon after her 1954 release from prison.

Rajk received many international awards honoring his political and structure things to do.