Hajdúpress.hu, like other media also publishes the news about two Syrian migrants who had stolen two bicycles and they were trying to reach Western Europe. They gave all their money to smugglers before so they had none for the next part of their journey. Police caught them in Szeged and they both asked for asylum. On police.hu you can find pictures of the capture and police giving back the bikes to their owners.
A poorly written article by Hir24.hu regarding the record numbers of migrants caught close to Szeged and about their medical screening - including a new disinfection container. The police has only 24 hours to do a medical check-ups of the newly arrived migrants. People who suffer from infectious diseases are quarantined until they recover. This new medical centre now can screen ‘special diseases originated from Africa and Asia’. The migrant who has to enter the container will take a shower (while their clothes are destroyed). Apparently, there is a even a panic button inside. Also, everything is indestructible or ‘vandalism safe’. The ‘illegal migrant’ (sic!) after leaving the container will receive new and sanitised clothes. Promenád.hu published the story with pictures.
Magyarnarancs.hu gives an overview of the migrant situation in the south. It talks about the growing number of migrants, the work of the citizen and farm guards together with the border guards. It also gives details about what happens to people after they request asylum because the ‘smugglers usually advise them to ask for asylum immediately so they will avoid alien policing detention’. The article mentions the problems reported by Helsinki Committee in Szeged Alien Policing building, for example how crowded the rooms are. The second part of the article gives details about the new camp in Nagyfa, the fear by the locals and the village forum between the different authorities and the locals of Nagyfa (we have covered these issues before). At the end, Magyarnarancs gives an assessment of the situation in Algyő: according to them it is not so bad. For example, it is unlikely there will be a protest against the camp, unlike in Debrecen.
Délmagyar.hu publishes the exciting story about how a migrant who was accompanied by policeman was wearing a mask and protective gear in Moszkva Boulevard in Szeged. Of course the journalist quickly rushed to ask questions from the police: ’What was this?’ And in his disappointment the police did not give him information what kind of medical test the migrant had to take. However, this great investigative journalist managed to find out from other sources that it was not Ebola the migrant was suspected of. Thank God! Check out the picture.
Délmagyar.hu reports on the trial of three policemen in Szeged who harassed and beat up two chess players from the United Arab Emirates in 2012 because they thought that the two men were border offenders. (presumably because it is okay to beat up ‘border offenders’?!) You can read more about the case in English here.
There does not seem to be any conclusion to the trial at this time, but it is interesting how the media emphasizes that the chess players did not turn up for court; also like in other media reports the victims are merely ‘Arabs’.
Police.hu: Police responding to an alert by local residents found twelve Kosovars travelling in 2 cars. The Serbian smugglers said the refugees paid 50-100 euros each to be taken to Szeged.