Hungary to criminalise migrant helpers in crackdown

Source: BBC News

The Hungarian government has drafted new laws to criminalise those who help irregular migrants seeking asylum.


If passed in its current form, the legislation could make printing leaflets with information for asylum-seekers and offering them food or legal advice a criminal offence.

The constitution will also be amended to prevent other EU countries from transferring asylum seekers to Hungary.

Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban is defying EU policy on migration.

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