Migrants stuck in Hungary can take walks after ‘transit zones’ shut

Channel NewsAsia | May 22, 2020 at 5:55 PM
  • Pale, thin but in high spirits, Yemeni engineering student Wesam Al-Hadrami emerged from the unlocked gate of a new migrant centre in Hungary on Friday (May 22) to take his first walk after nine months of detention.
  • The newly opened centre at Vamosszabadi is a far cry from the machine guns, dogs and wide military perimeters of Hungary’s so-called “transit zones”, where Hadrami spent the preceding months before the government shut the last one on Thursday.
  • Some of those who made it across were then detained at the “transit zones”, where they were lodged in shipping containers surrounded by heavily-guarded barbed wire perimeters.