Brussels, July 5 (MTI) – The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Hungary regarding the detention of an Iranian asylum seeker, saying that its authorities had kept the man in question in detention without a valid reason.
The Iranian, referred to as O. M., entered Hungary from Serbia in June 2014, and applied for asylum. The immigration authorities ordered his detention soon after, saying that his identity could not be verified and that he might escape. He was released in August and granted refugee status in October.
The Strasbourg court, acting as a primary court, ruled that Hungary had violated the refugee’s right to freedom and security as defined in the European Convention on Human Rights.