Aid groups condemn Hungary’s ‘alarming’ migrant crackdown, razor wire fences

This is an extreme lack of goodness, kindness, compassion, and love for fellow human beings. What if it were the people of Hungary who need amnesty. Hugs, Barbara

Peace and Freedom

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Migrants and refugees walk near razor-wire along a 3-metre-high fence at the official border crossing between Serbia and Hungary, near the northern Serbian town of Horgos on September 15, 2015. © AFP / Elvis Barukcic

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2015-09-15

Aid groups on Tuesday condemned Hungary’s crackdown on migrants attempting to cross into the country through its border with Serbia, warning that its approach could have a damaging knock-on effect across Europe.

Hungary effectively sealed its southern border with Serbia – a key land route for migrants and refugees attempting to reach the EU – by sealing a gap in a razor-wire barrier on Tuesday as well as closing two official border checkpoints.

The country also enacted tough new anti-migrant legislation, including making “illegal border-crossing” a crime punishable by several years in prison.

Hungary has said the measures are necessary to stem the…

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