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Whether there is a fence on the Hungarian border or not, those who arrive to Hungary and say that they are willing to hand in a refugee application need to be let into the country, and an official procedure must be launched, Gábor Gyulai, leader of the refugee program at Helsinki Committee told Hungarian online daily index.hu.

“It does not matter whether someone has an official document or not; it does not matter what language they use to hand in a refugee application. If a refugee climbs onto the fence and says they are willing to hand in a refugee application, Hungary is bound by international laws to let the refugee in and start a procedure,” Gyulai said.

Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó yesterday announced that the Hungarian government had instructed interior minister Sándor Pintér to start preparations for erecting a fence along the entire length of the Hungarian-Serbian border in order to combat the influx of immigrants into Hungary.

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