After domestic and international indignation, the asylum office found "a legal loophole" to get all asylum seekers in transit areas.

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes the positive change in the communication and also points out that, despite the change of bad, inhuman legislation, there is still a risk of uncertainty and starvation.

"This case also demonstrates the need for civilian power control", writes Helsinki when they do not notice the problem and turn to the Strasbourg Court, and if the lawyers' association does not inform the public, the government has done nothing to improve the situation. and asylum seekers are still hungry – more and more people are saying.

The enormous domestic and international outrage and civil and ecclesiastical organizations that are ready for action have forced the government to withdraw and withdraw.

The Helsinki Committee has brought to light that the new rules that came into effect on 1 July led to a large number of starved asylum seekers. The Immigration Office did not issue asylum seekers whose applications were rejected for inadmissibility, but they turned to court. The transit zone Rösske or Tompai is designated for them as a compulsory residence. But they do not have meals according to extraterrestrial rules, except for mothers and children.

Since August 8, the negative decisions have been taken consecutively and as a result, until August 8, eight people were abstained from food. The authorities also prevented hungry people from gaining access to food donations to ecclesiastical and non-governmental organizations. Gábor Iványi tried to bring food to the border without success. It also happened that children were separated from their parents during their meals, so that family members could not share the food.

The Helsinki Committee fulfills the representation of eight clients and in all cases civil society has turned to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg without delay. They were asked to oblige the government to abolish inhumane treatment. The court has so far ordered all eight people to receive food without delay. The decisions were based on that

the refusal of food is in conflict with the inhuman treatment and the court also regards transit zones as a detention place where the state is subject to a delivery obligation.

Meanwhile, their lawyers who received free legal assistance last Thursday heard that the authorities had found "the legal loophole" so that asylum seekers who were threatened by famine could still eat. (But it does not make clear what this legal gap is.) The Helsinki Committee welcomes the fact that their clients and detained asylum seekers receive food, but they draw attention to the fact that this is not yet a comforting solution and the danger is still is not over.

"It talks a lot about the functioning of the Hungarian state that a government agency today needs to look for legal loopholes to maintain the basic delivery conditions in a closed institution." The Helsinki Committee warned before the new legislation was drafted that these inhumane provisions are the inhuman legislative wants to serve and seriously violate the human rights of asylum seekers. "

The Hungarian Helsinki Commission concludes that the government has consciously established that asylum seekers, including women and torturers, who choose the right path, flee to transit areas. The cynical intention was that the asylum seekers were forced to return to Serbia, with which they would "voluntarily" reject the possibility of seeking asylum.

The only correct, legal and humane solution would be to amend the legislation so that all detainees receive food. Refusal of food derives from the idea of ​​inhuman and degrading treatment, one of the most serious human rights violations.

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