Ahmed H. has been separated from his Cypriot wife and two daughters for almost four years. In September 2015, he was imprisoned in Hungary and wrongfully convicted for “complicity in an act of terrorism” in a blatant misapplication of Hungary’s counter-terrorism laws. Ahmed H. was conditionally released on 19 January 2019 and is being held in immigration detention in Hungary. As he is a Syrian national he is at risk being forcibly returned to Syria, a country that is not safe. Cyprus must allow his return home to be reunited with his family.
Soros kämpft mit seinem Milliardenvermögen für Demokratie und Liberalismus. Umstritten war er immer – doch zum globalen Feindbild wurde er erst mit dem Aufstieg der Nationalisten.
Two Afghan families were forced to leave Hungary and return to Serbia this week after their asylum claims were rejected. The chief of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has spoken out about the expulsion of the Afghans – among them a pregnant woman – calling it „a serious violation of international law.“
„[They] were taken to the border fence in the middle of the night and they were forced to leave for Serbia in the middle of nowhere,“ András Léderer from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee explains. Serbia declined to accept the families when the Hungarian authorities first refused these families asylum,“ Léderer explains. That prompted the Hungarians to try and deport them to Afghanistan, in conjunction with the European border agency, Frontex. They were then offered the ‚choice‘: fly back to Afghanistan, or return to Serbia.
Ungarische Behörden verweigern Flüchtlingen in Transitzonen Nahrung, um sie zur Ausreise zu zwingen. Aktivistin Márta Pardava berichtet über die Zustände in den Lagern.
Hungary tried and failed to deport three Afghan families to Afghanistan on Tuesday, in a move that rights groups say is a breach of international law. It was intended to prove the right-wing Fidesz government’s resolve to fight what it calls „illegal migrants“. However, the European Court of Human Rights intervened in one family’s case.
Orbán äußerte sich bei einer Pressekonferenz mit dem österreichischen Vizekanzler Heinz-Christian Strache von der rechtsnationalen FPÖ. Die EVP war ihrerseits im März auf Distanz zu Orbáns Fidesz-Partei gegangen und hatte die Mitgliedschaft der Partei in der Europäischen Volkspartei (EVP) auf unbefristete Zeit ausgesetzt. Hintergrund sind antieuropäische und antisemitische Äußerungen aus der Partei.
Domestically, Orbán has built his political platform on opposing migration to Europe, a message carried by a stable of government-friendly media outlets. The establishment of V4NA appears to have two goals: to provide international content for these domestic outlets, and also to amplify Orbán’s nativist message outside Hungary.