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Hungary

2018

07

May

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Hungarian PM Orban getting tougher on migration: ‘We are building a Christian democracy’

After an election victory built on a fierce anti-migrant campaign, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said his new government would soon bring forward tighter immigration rules. He also named Interior Minister Sandor Pinter and Economy Minister Mihaly Varga as deputy prime ministers and gave notice he would take a tough stance against the […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Reuters

15

Mar

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A terrorcselekménnyel vádolt Ahmed H. szír férfit kísérik az ügyének megismételt elsõfokú eljárása miatt indult per tárgyalására a Kúrián 2017. november 14-én.
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Hungary sentences Syrian refugee to seven years for throwing stones at security officers

A Hungarian court on Wednesday sentenced a Syrian man to seven years in prison after convicting him in a retrial of entering Hungary illegally and being complicit in an act of terror for throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot. Ahmed Hamed, who was also expelled from Hungary for 10 years, had been […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: The New York Times

01

Mar

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UN Refugee Agency slams Hungary on draft NGO law, border zone

The United Nations’ refugee agency urged Hungary to withdraw a draft billtargeting civil groups helping asylum-seekers and to loosen restrictions along the razor-wire fence it has built on its southern border. “For the past few weeks, UNHCR has observed that the Hungarian authorities are, on average, only allowing two asylum-seekers a day to enter the country […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Bloomberg

09

Jan

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Hungary’s Leader Says Refugees Should Be Called ‘Muslim Invaders’

Refugees in Europe are just “Muslim invaders” and economic migrants seeking better lives, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has said, adding that the large number of Muslims in the EU had led to the appearance of ‘parallel societies.’ Asked in an interview with the German Bild newspaper why Budapest does not want to accept any refugees, Orban replied: “We […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: RT

2017

24

Oct

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Refugee-hostile Hungary urges Europe to protect Christians

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has urged other European leaders to join him in helping protect Christians from persecution, even as he rejects EU efforts to resettle Muslim refugees around the bloc. Addressing a Budapest conference on threats facing Christian communities, Mr Orban warned that “the fate of Christians in the Middle East should bring home to Europe that […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: The Irish Times

09

Sep

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Hungary and Slovakia defiant after EU court rebuke

Hungary and Slovakia pledged not to change their opposition to taking in asylum seekers after the EU’s top court on Wednesday (6 September) dismissed the two countries’ complaints over the EU’s migration quota scheme. Slovak prime minister Robert Fico said his country respects the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) decision to reject their complaints but […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: EUOBSERVER , Anadolu Agency

16

Jun

Rechtsextremist Horst Mahler steht am Freitag, 28. Februar 2003, am Landgereicht Mainz wegen Billigung einer Straftat vor Gericht.  Mahler hatte die Anschlaege am 11. September auf das World Trade Center als Tat mutiger Krieger bezeichnet. Mit einer Dia-Show will er seine Sichtweise der Dinge erlaeutern. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)




---Right wing extremist Horst Mahler sits in the supreme court of Mainz, central Germany, Friday, Feb. 28, 2003. He is accused of accepting the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. With a slide show Mahler wants to explain his actual point of view concerning the terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Der Rechtsextremist Horst Mahler steht im Februar 2003 vor dem Landgericht Mainz wegen Billigung einer Straftat.  Mahler hatte die Anschläge am 11. September auf das World Trade Center als Tat mutiger Krieger bezeichnet. Mit einer Dia-Show wollte er seine Sichtweise der Dinge erläutern. Der einstige APO-Anwalt ist der letzte Überlebende des Gründerquartetts der RAF. Er hatte in den siebziger Jahren die Angeklagten von Stammheim vor Gericht mitverteigt, außerdem liefen bei ihm 1969/70 die Fäden für das Projekt Untergrund zusammen.

Hungary hands over ex-RAF guerrilla Horst Mahler to Germany

The 81-year-old Horst Mahler  was handed to German officials at Budapest airport after being arrested in May, according to the news agency MTI, which cited Hungarian police. He was greeted by lawyers after landing in Berlin and transferred to a Brandenburg prison. Mahler, once a lawyer, was jailed for 10 years in 2009 for repeated incitement […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: DW English

09

Mar

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Hungary’s Plan to Detain All Asylum Seekers Sparks Outrage

Hungary’s parliament has passed a law allowing the detention of all asylum seekers in border camps and the summary return of any illegal migrants back to the country from which they entered. The United Nations’ refugee agency, along with several human rights groups, say the policy breaks international and European Union laws, The new policy […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Voice of America

16

Feb

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Hungary Announces Plans To Detain All Asylum Seekers

Hungary’s ruling right-wing government, already known for its harsh response to Europe’s migrant and refugee crisis, has a new plan to detain asylum seekers in “shelters” for the duration of their asylum application. The controversial proposal, which will be submitted to the European Union and likely face blowback from Brussels policymakers, would prevent migrants from […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Vice News

2016

08

Oct

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Opposition newspaper shuts in Hungary deepening media crackdown fears

Publication of Hungary’s biggest opposition newspaper Nepszabadsag has been suspended, its owner said on 8 October 2016, stoking concerns about media freedom under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Mediaworks, owner of the newspaper, said in a statement that the loss-making publication was suspended for business reasons until “the formulation and realization of a new concept”. […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Telegraph