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TEK investigates phones left behind by refugees

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Hungary’s Counter Terrorism Center (TEK) is investigating the contents of mobile phones left behind by “migrants”, former TEK Deputy Director József Horváth said in an interview on state-owned M1 TV yesterday. Although there are no known announcements by TEK about the discovery of any suspicious content in the phones, they did say they found pornography.

Screengrab of TEKʼs website.

Horváth said that TEK’s task is to “filter out people, who could be connected to terrorism, and to find credible information as soon as possible”.

Horváth said that videos and documents stored on such devices can act as “a letter of recommendation” for “terrorist organizations,” as their holders can show “dreadful events they participated in”. The official added that hundreds of thousands of “soldier-aged men keep appearing in Europe”, and these men have already “been involved in wars”.

All news channel M1 reported on Monday that “shocking” videos have been found on left-behind mobile phones of “immigrants”. The report added that “immigrants” at Röszke left behind medicine, 200 euro notes, meat cleavers and mobile phones. The reported added, for example, that one of the phones contained “only pornographic images”.


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