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Mar 14, 2017

94 asylum-seekers launch hunger strike until they are set free

Hungary's asylum office said that most of those in the reception center in the southeastern city of Békéscsaba were being held because they broke European Union asylum rules

Ninety-four asylum-seekers in a closed reception center in Hungary have launched a hunger strike until they are set free.

Hungary's asylum office said that most of those in detention in the southeastern city of Békéscsaba were being held because they broke European Union asylum rules.

According to AP,  the detainees receive regular updates on the status of their cases and that the situation at the center is calm.

The detainees also complained about Hungarian authorities taking their fingerprints since they aren't seeking asylum in Hungary.

A law passed last week in the Hungarian Parliament requires asylum-seekers to remain in processing centers on the Serbian border until their cases are decided upon or return to the countries from which they came.