The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) wants to keep criminals in Hungary instead of expelling them, ruling Fidesz said on Tuesday in reaction to a recent CJEU ruling concerning Shajin Ahmed, an Afghan national who had obtained refugee status in Hungary.

The court said that Hungary should not reject the Afghan man’s appeal for refugee status, even if he had attempted homicide, Fidesz communications director Balázs Hídvéghi told a press conference.

Ahmed’s refugee status was withdrawn and his request to get it back dismissed by the Hungarian authorities because of a final ruling by a Hungarian court that he was guilty of attempted homicide and other serious crimes, Hídvéghi said. It follows that the European court has sided with a convicted criminal rather than with Hungary, he added.

Hidveghi also referred to another, more recent case involving an Afghan refugee who is suspected of having raped a woman in a Budapest fast-food restaurant.

The migrants in both of these cases were helped and represented by the rights organisation Helsinki Committee, which belongs to the “Soros network”, he said. The Helsinki Committee and other pro-migration organisations have an interest in bringing as many migrants to Europe as possible even if they are dangerous people, for instance criminals, he added.

Fidesz insists that a person who has committed a crime is not eligible for asylum, especially if the crime was committed in a recipient country, Hídvéghi said.

Featured image: Balázs Béli

Source: MTI

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  1. Viktor Orbán and Matteo Salvini gave the European Union a big middle finger on 17.09.2018! Viktor Orbán was, of course, severely attacked by the European Parliament last week when Judith Szargentini triumphantly used her lying Hungary-report as the starting signal for the Article 7 procedure. Matteo Salvini has long been ignored by the EU and was even seen as a cause for concern by Maros Sefcovic, one of the many Vice Presidents of the European Commission. Both Orbán and Salvini did not accept this and they hit back. Orbán refers to the plan of Juncker to set up 10,000 new border guards for € 12 billion per year (€ 120,000 per year per border guard!) He thinks it is great that the EU ‘finally wants to make a start’ of what in fact is his policy in Hungary. He adds, however, that a great part of his own border surveillance consists of patriots and he would like to keep them. He therefore does not think that the EU would take over the Hungarian border control. Salvini was accused of having ‘a simplistic solution’ to the problems that Italy is experiencing due to the migration crisis. Salvini fights the Eurobureaucrats who for years structurally ignored the requests for help Italy so that they are now stuck with 700,000 asylum seekers. According to Salvini, this kind of derogatory remarks from Eurobureaucrats could well be the idea of forming a populist alliance. If such an alliance indeed is becoming a reality and it appears big enough, the EU as we now know it will still have to endure it!

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