Amnesty slams Hungary's migrant 'abuse' ahead of vote

Hundreds of migrants and refugees have suffered physical abuse, illegal border pushbacks and unlawful detention at the hands of Hungarian authorities in recent months, Amnesty saidAmnesty International on Tuesday denounced Hungary’s right-wing government for “deliberately” mistreating asylum seekers and whipping up anti-migrant fears ahead of a national vote on the EU’s troubled refugee relocation plan. “Against the backdrop of a toxic referendum campaign, poisonous anti-refugee rhetoric is reaching fever pitch,” the international rights group said in a report. Hundreds of migrants and refugees have suffered physical abuse, illegal border pushbacks and unlawful detention at the hands of Hungarian authorities in recent months, Amnesty said.

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