The bill is aimed at staff of non-governmental organizations.
Wednesday, 20 June, the Hungarian Parliament voted for the government bill on the criminalization of assistance to the citizens of the country to refugees.
Legislative changes make it difficult to obtain migrants for asylum in Hungary and make it a crime help from activists for the refugees, if they do not have legal grounds for obtaining such status.
This initiative was supported by 160 deputies and only 18 opposed.
Such assistance on their part can be punished including imprisonment up to one year. “Criminal offense”, will also be printing leaflets for asylum-seekers or, for example, lawyers help or food.
The bill sharply criticized the Office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR).
In the country the initiative is also referred to as Stop Soros. We are talking about native of Hungary, billionaire George Soros, whose Foundation (the Open Society) and the University operated in Hungary, but due to legal issues philanthropists announced the closure in Budapest.