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Mar 09, 2017

Frontex finds 'no fault' in way Hungarian authorities conduct border patrols

Officers serving in Hungary within the framework of the European Union’s border guard agency Frontex found "no fault with the work of police officers and military personnel on duty at the border"

Frontex, the European Union's agency on ensuring border management procedures are correct, has found no fault in the way Hungarian authorities conduct their border patrols.

According to György Bakondi, the prime minister's chief security advisor, officers serving in Hungary within the framework of the European Union’s border guard agency Frontex found "no fault with the work of police officers and military personnel on duty at the border."

“Foreign officers write regular reports on their time here and these documents have never once mentioned that Hungarian police officers or military personal show any form of aggression at all towards refugees," Bakondi said.

He also pointed out that if during an interview an illegal immigrant suggests that he or she has been mistreated, then the case is automatically forwarded to the prosecution service. “A total of eight cases of this kind have been investigated so far, but in neither case was it proven that the refugees had been harmed by border personnel," he added.