Seen in the press
Read our press review about this country.
Hungary: There have never been so many behind bars“One day, the guards came in and told me to pack my bags because they were taking me to another prison – on the other side of the country. I couldn’t understand why. I heard back later that it was because of the overcrowding in the prisons. But where I went, it was even worse, there were more of us…
Source — Atlatszo.hu
Inside the Hungarian closed camp“I have spent three months stateside in the past year. The rest of my time has been split between Greece and Serbia where I have been volunteering with refugees. During this time, I have had the privilege of meeting some of the strongest, most resilient people I have ever met. The friends and conne…
Source — Medium
‘It was an invasion’: how Hungary managed to erase illlegal immigration in just a few monthsWhen other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal immigration at any cost. The country succeeded, but that success damaged relations with the European Union in the process.
Source — The Daily Caller
Mise en lumière du recours à la détention pratiqué par la Hongrie, alors que le Sous-comité des Nations Unies pour la prévention de la torture conclut sa visiteHungary should immediately address the excessive use of detention, the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) said on Friday at the end of an 11-day visit to the country.
Source — HCDH
Hongrie: la détention des migrants commenceThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Source — Le Figaro
Hungary: tout migrant entrant sur le territoire sera désormais placé en détentionThis article is not available in English. If you wish you can consult the French version
Source — France info
Hungary to detain all migrants in border camps, despite UN warnings of 'terrible physical and psychological impact'Hungary approved plans on Tuesday to detain migrants in camps on its border, state news agency MTI said, a step which the United Nations said violates European Union law and will have a “terrible physical and psychological impact” on asylum seekers.
Source — The Telegraph
En Hongrie, les migrants passeront obligatoirement par la case prisonThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Source — L'Express
La Hongrie va remettre tous les migrants en prisonThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Source — Libération
Hungary uses prisoners to build massive border fence to block migrantsHungary has used prison inmates to build a second line of fencing along its southern border with Serbia in another move to block immigration into the country.
Source — Express
Hungary to build eight new prisons until summer 2018Eight new penitentiary facilities of European standard will be constructed in Hungary until the summer of 2018, Tamás Tóth, head of the Hungarian Prison Service told news agency MTI.
Source — Hungary Today
Almost 90% of inmates study or work in Hungarian prisonsMore than 10,000 of Hungary’s prison inmates, or 88 percent, spend their sentence studying or working, national prison chief Tamás Tóth told a press conference on Tuesday.
Source — Daily News Hungarian
Hungarian court sentences migrant to 10 years in jailA Hungarian court has sentenced a migrant to ten years in jail for participating in rioting at the country’s southern border with Serbia last year.
Source — B92
Hungary: Budapest detention facility "unsuitable for human habitation"Hungarian prisons have never met European standards, but a recent OPCAT study conducted by the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights found that conditions of incarceration in Hungary are even worse than thought.
Source — The Budapest Beacon
Hongrie : les barbelés antimigrants fabriqués en prisonThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Source — Le Monde
COE report : Hungarian prisons crowdedMany member countries of the Council of Europe have problems with overcrowded prisons, among them Hungary, a report released in Brussels today showed.
Source — Daily News Hungary