Ever since the refugee crisis in 2015, Viktor Orbán, Hungary's högerpopulistiske prime minister, made the migration to its major issue. He cultivates an image as the defender of christian Europe, and produce in particular, muslim refugees as a threat to the continent's existence.
Special laws were enacted that chastise and punish the organizations that are trying to help the refugees. And at Hungary's southern border is a five-metre high double fence.
to Hungary. And those who still end up where are often treated badly.
Hungarian Helsinki committee, the DECLARATION, a humanitarian non-governmental organisation, has raised the alarm about this in the past and successfully sued the Hungarian state before the european Court of human rights. And now the alarm DECLARATION again.
According to the organization, refused asylum seekers awaiting deportation, systematic food. It has documented 13 cases in the first months.
”The conscious utsvältandet of the detainees is an unprecedented human rights violations in the 2000-century Europe, and can be likened to inhuman treatment or even torture,” writes the DECLARATION.
that left Iraq in the hope of obtaining treatment for a mentally ill nine year old son. After they had been refused their asylum application in February it was announced that only the three children would get food while the parents were without. Only after five days, since the DECLARATION notified by Hungary to the european Court of human rights, ended the famine.
Orbán's spokesperson Zoltán Kovács, dismisses the criticism:
– It is a businesslike approach. When the deal is completed, there is nothing we can do, " he says to The Guardian, adding that Hungary ”does everything for the people who have a legal right to reside in the transitzonen.”
the Problem is that migrants are, in practice, can not leave the plåtcontainrar forming transitzonen. Serbia refuses to accept the return of refugees from Hungary.
– the Idea is that if people are sufficiently hungry, so they are forced to go back to Serbia. It means that they are travelling in a way that Serbian authorities absolutely does not allow, " says Márta Pardavi, the chairman of the DECLARATION.