Human Rights Watch would expel Fidesz from the European People’s Party
Ruling Fidesz’s spokesman said on Wednesday that Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a “Soros-funded organisation” which is unable to accept “the defeat” in Hungary’s recent parliamentary election.
Speaking to reporters Balázs Hidvéghi said HRW is attacking Hungary and Fidesz because it is unable to accept that Hungarians voted on April 8 against accepting migrants.
Hidvéghi’s remarks came in reaction to the recent online campaign launched by HWR’s two leaders to achieve that the European People’s Party expel Fidesz.
The spokesman cited two HRW leaders saying in their blogs on Wednesday that the silence of the EPP “has only emboldened [Fidesz leader and prime minister Viktor] Orbán” to continue with his “rights-damaging policies”.
They said it was time for the CDU and the CSU to finally take action and expel Fidesz, Hidvéghi said.
He said the current campaign was yet another of the “usual attacks” because Hungary and its ruling party “stand up for the country’s independence and reject migration”.
Funded by US billionaire George Soros, organisations such as HRW make all possible efforts to force migrants onto Europe, including Hungary, Hidvéghi said.
“But we will not allow that, and that is why they are attacking us,” he said.
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