The news pieces have several factual mistakes connected to Migszol. We are not a registered organization, and nobody works for the group. Everyone is a volunteer, and nobody gets paid. We do not receive any funding. We don’t have registered members, and only Migszol can be asked that who is, or has been, our member and who not. Migszol has never been consulted about the person in the news, and none our members has ever worked with LMP or Bernadett Szél. The claim that Szél's advisor used to be an employee of Migszol is not only untrue, but impossible. We ask all the news outlets who have distributed this claim to correct it immediately and clarify that Szél's advisor has not been a member or employee of Migszol.
To further clarify the claims hirado.hu makes, in 2015 we did not provide humanitarian aid but collected interviews from people stuck in Keleti. Based on these interviews, we wrote a report on the situation. Since 2012, Migszol has collected testimonies from people on the move and shared them in the form of blog posts and short testimonies lately for example about experiences in the transit zones as well as about border violence.We have also shared information on how the Hungarian asylum system works to audiences in Hungary and abroad. We have organized several demonstrations against the harsh, brutal and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. Among others, the protests have addressed the structural homelessness of refugees, and the re-opening of detention in 2013, detention of asylum seekers in Debrecen in 2014, and several demonstrations against the national consultation, the building of the fence and the legislative changes in 2015. In 2016 and 2017, we also organized demonstrations about the worsening conditions for people seeking for protection and the unfair trials of the people accused for riots in Röszke. Information and pictures on these protests may be found on the blog, on our website and Facebook page.
We are strongly against the tone in the media that suggests an automatic connection between being born in Kabul and national security and terrorism. We are sad to see how the government media tries to create fear instead of focusing real burning issues in Hungary, such as crises in housing, healthcare and education.
Finally, we are extremely sorry for Szilard Németh being so eager on commenting on unconfirmed claims about national security questions to attempt to score points in the upcoming elections. We truly hope that questions of national security are taken seriously enough not to be shared in such a manner. As Migszol, we don’t want to be instrumentalized in this hateful propaganda offensive. Finally, we wish strength and perseverance to politicians such as Bernadett Szél, who bravely fight the government’s propaganda campaigns before the election.