UN Human Rights Watch (HRW) is demanding that the Hungarian government must halt what it calls ‘inhumane treatment’ of Muslim illegal aliens and resume food distribution immediately.
Al-Jazeera (h/t Maurice) In a report published on Wednesday, HRW called for the Hungarian government to adhere to its legal obligations and ensure that all asylum seekers in custody are provided with sufficient and appropriate food.
“The government has stooped to a new inhumane low by refusing food to people in their custody, apparently revelling in breaching human rights law, including its obligations as a European Union member,” said Lydia Gall, Eastern EU and Balkans researcher at HRW.
Not so fast! Have you forgotten what the illegal Muslim refugee wannabes did the last time Hungary tried to give them food and water? There is no audio with this video but the message is clear:
“This disregard for people’s wellbeing smacks of a cynical move to force people to give up their asylum claims and leave Hungary”. (Well, Duh! How many times does Hungary have to tell you that it will NOT accept any Muslim invaders posing as refugees)
The migrants are held in the two transit centres on the border with Serbia. They are not allowed to leave during the processing of their application unless they choose to return.
The European Court of Human Rights (EUCHR) ordered Hungary on August 10 to resume food distribution for the two Afghan families and has since issued similar orders in response to three other appeals, including on behalf of the Syrian brothers.
While Hungarian authorities respected the orders so far, dozens of other rejected asylum seekers may face food deprivation, according to HRW. Hungary’s Immigration and Asylum Office on August 20 argued that there is nothing in Hungarian law that obliges authorities to provide food to people in the “aliens policing procedure” in transit zones.
Hungary’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban took a harsh stance on refugees and migrants during the 2015-16 migration crisis. His country was the first to stop people from entering and has passed laws aimed at discouraging migrants from attempting a transit or from seeking asylum.
One of the targets has been George Soros, the Hungarian-born philanthropist billionaire known for funding NGOs and development organisations worldwide.
HRW noted in its report that since 2015, the Orban government has “engaged in a virulent campaign” against migrants and asylum seekers, including attempts to demonise organisations that provide legal and humanitarian assistance to these groups. (See video below)