Hungary UN slams Hungary for abuse of asylum seekers

25 Apr 2012 asylum refugees

‘Google News’ reports that the new report by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees criticizes Hungary for treating legitimate asylum seekers as if they were illegal immigrants. “Persons who are fleeing and asking for asylum are not breaking the law”, said Gottfried Koefner, UNHCR’s representative for Central Europe. He confirmed that UNHCR has received “serious” reports of verbal and physical abuse by detention center guards. Moreover, Hungary rejects “a large number” of asylum claims without examining their individual merits, he said.

Source : Google News


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