NGO call for boycott of Hungarian vote on migrants

Human rights campaigners on Wednesday urged voters in Hungary to boycott what they termed an “inhumane” referendum on migrant relocation under an EU quota plan. The appeal was made by 22 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including the Helsinki Committees for Human Rights group. Some eight million Hungarians are due to vote on October 2 on whether they support the EU quota plan — which would oblige Hungary to take in a share of migrants without requiring parliamentary approval.

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