Serbia accused Hungarian authorities for breaking international law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hungary introduced new stricter rules for crossing Hungarian borders, allowing it to return refugees to Serbia
17:26, 8 July 2016


Government of Serbia accused Hungarian authorities for tightening border control and breaking international law.

Recall that Hungary introduced new stricter rules for crossing Hungarian borders, which came into force this Tuesday. According to these new rules Hungarian police can sent the migrants back from the border to the Serbian territory. This practically makes people waiting in 8 km area in transit zones on the border are now caught and returned to Serbia.

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The UN Refugee Agency has criticized Hungarian actions, insisting that Hungary is denying refugees the possibility to ask for asylum. "Today, the protection of Hungary and of Europe is the government's task," said Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff. "For Hungary, security is the most important question. Stopping illegal immigration is a key issue."

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Earlier this week Hungary announced it will hold a referendumon October 2 to decide whether the country will honour an asylum seeker quota decided by the EU. PM Orban's government oppose the EU programme to relocate 160,000 refugees across the Union.

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