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Jun 19, 2018

FM: The UN human rights commissioner has declared war against the Hungarian government

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said battle lines have been drawn for Hungary seeking to ensure the security of its people in the face of illegal migration

The foreign minister has said the UN human rights commissioner has declared war against the Hungarian government.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said battle lines have been drawn for Hungary seeking to ensure the security of its people in the face of illegal migration.

Minister Szijjártó responded to Zeid Raad al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who criticized the immigration policies of America, China, Myanmar and Hungary during Monday’s opening of the 38th session of the World Human Rights Council.

The high commissioner criticized Hungary for the “Stop Soros” bill which seeks to impose restrictions on organizations that aid refugees and penalize human rights monitoring at borders and their surrounding areas.

Minister Szijjártó said he would “appraise the high commissioner of the facts”, namely that more than 330 people had died in the last three years and more than 1,300 people had been injured in Europe “due to the attacks of terrorists with a migrant background”.

The minister said illegal migration was considered a national security issue. The “Stop Soros” bill aims to stop and punish everyone who organizes illegal migration with a view to “flooding Europe with migrants”.