Hun­gary ex­tends state of emer­gency

Truro Daily News - - CLASSIFIEDS/WORLD -

BUDAPEST, Hun­gary — The Hun­gar­ian gov­ern­ment has de­cided to ex­tend by six months, un­til March 2018, the state of emer­gency de­clared early last year be­cause of the mi­grant cri­sis. Gov­ern­ment spokesman Zoltan Ko­vacs said Wed­nes­day that strict bor­der con­trols were still needed be­cause the “threat of ter­ror­ism in Europe has in­creased” re­cently.

Hun­gary’s ra­zor-wire fences, built on its bor­ders with Ser­bia and Croa­tia in late 2015, have prac­ti­cally stopped the flow of mi­grants through the coun­try.

Hu­man rights groups and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions have re­peat­edly called at­ten­tion to the al­leged vi­o­lent treat­ment of mi­grants by po­lice.

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