They asked for the revision of their case and their immediate rights protection. The 13 Iranian university students were expelled from Hungary because of the violation of the new regulations implemented to deal with the coronavirus epidemic.
We reported this Monday that Hungarian authorities expelled 13 Iranian students from the country and the territory of the European Union for violating quarantine rules. The students were quarantined at Budapest’s St László hospital due to coronavirus before, but the interior ministry said that they left their rooms and behaved aggressively with health staff. Two Iranian students were expelled from the country last Friday for similar reasons.
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According to Index, authorities wanted to put them on a plane flying to Qatar this Wednesday, but until the Hungarian court decides at least about their application for immediate rights protection, they cannot be expelled from the country. One of the students is represented by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, and they said that Hungarian authorities accuse the Iranians of breaking quarantine regulations and not following the instructions of the healthcare personnel. The Committee, on the contrary, says that relevant documents are insufficient and contain many contradictions. Therefore, it is not clear what happened exactly and who has to bear the responsibility for it.
One of the Iranians, a young woman, asked for the help of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee saying that she followed doctors and nurses’orders and did not take part in any violent action. However, Hungarian authorities wanted to expel her from the country and send her back to Iran through Qatar. And since they cannot come back to Hungary or any of the countries that are a member of the Schengen area for 3 years,
that decision can mean the end of their academic career as well.
Therefore, she asked for the revision of the Hungarian authorities’ decision with the help of the Committee, and the other 12 students did the same.