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Jun 02, 2016

Migrant Crisis: Negotiations in Kiskunhalas have eased tensions

No violence is expected in the secure reception center, where three hundred detained migrants protested for better conditions - in a new building!

György Bakondi, chief security advisor to the Prime Minister, has said that negotiations in Kiskunhalas have been successful.

 

He told television channel M1 that no violence is expected in the secure reception center, where three hundred detained migrants protested for better conditions and faster administration of their cases, threatening to break out from the camp.

 

Bakondi said that the authorities are in negotiations with the migrants and a potential attack on police officers is unlikely.


Inmates at the reception center are migrants who have been apprehended and detained for crossing the border illegally or for other crimes, and who have submitted asylum requests in order to avoid expulsion.

Bakondi stressed that Hungarian law applies to foreigners and migrants. The legally prescribed deadlines for procedures cannot be changed as a result of pressure from migrants, who cannot be placed in open reception camps.

He confirmed that staff at the reception center are doing everything possible to provide appropriate care and accommodation for the migrants, who are housed in a new building.