Hungary’s Prime Minister is on the warpath against refugees. Most asylum seekers are turned away at the country’s borders, and those already in Hungary are to be confined to container settlements.
A Hungarian court has upheld a terrorism charge against a Syrian for his role in a border riot three years ago. The verdict comes amid strained relations between Budapest and Brussels over human rights issues.
The Hungarian premier has told EU lawmakers that Brussels' actions against Budapest "violate the EU treaty." Viktor Orban is facing pressure to correct measures that have undermined "fundamental values" of the EU.
Italy and Austria have put forth a plan to process refugees on ships, with Austria's interior minister saying asylum-seekers would be "well looked after." Both governments support curbing immigration in their countries.
Hungary is starving some rejected asylum-seekers in transit zones to force them to drop their appeals, a rights group claims. Human Rights Watch worries that a policy implemented this month could expand.
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