Hungary To Detain Asylum Seekers in Containers.

Hungary To Detain Asylum Seekers in Containers.

Hungary has announced to detain all asylum seekers in shipping containers near the border with Serbia.

The country claim the measure is necessary to secure the EU’s borders and deter migrants coming into the country from the Middle East via Serbia.

Two razor fences has been set up on the border with Serbia and more than 600 soldiers have been deployed to guard the fence.

But Amnesty International said the measure was in clear contravention of EU law and the Refugee Convention.

Asylum seekers in South Africa and other parts of the world condemn the containerisation of asylum seekers in Hungary. Asylum seekers in South Africa say they suffer inhuman treatment in South Africa also, especially in the attempt to get asylum permits.

The asylum seekers in Hungary are to be held at four military bases along the fence, where they will be housed in barracks built from shipping containers. Each camp will have room for 150 people, the agency reported.

The government is due to submit its proposal to parliament, which will then debate and vote on the measures within weeks. It will involve taking hundreds of existing asylum seekers to the container camps.

The new regulations will be implemented only as long as the government-declared state of emergency over mass migration is in place, such as the one currently in force.

Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s deputy director for Europe, said: “Rounding up all men, women and children seeking asylum and detaining them for months on end in container camps is a new low in Hungary’s race to the bottom on asylum seekers and refugees.

This proposed containerisation of asylum seekers has made Hungary unpopular and her credibility has waned drastically

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