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16th November, 2018

UN officials barred from transit zone

UN human rights experts suspended their official visit to Hungary after the authorities refused to let them enter the transit zones at the Röszke and Tompa border stations, Amnesty International announced on Thursday.

The UN delegation was to examine whether the rights of asylum seekers in detention are respected.

In principle UN officials have free access to places where people are kept in detention and nobody can impede them.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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