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In 2014, 21,000 migrants along the 'Balkan route'

Amnesty harshly criticized Prime Minister Orban's rhetoric

07 July, 20:07

(ANSA) - TRIESTE - According to data collected by Amnesty International (AI), between June 1 and June 22, 2015, about 61,256 migrants, asylum seekers and refugees arrived in Italy, 61,474 in Greece. Among the about 21,000 migrants who have opted for the Balkan route in 2014, more than 50% came from Syria, while most of the remaining migrants came from Afghanistan, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia.

Since last March, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Hungarian Foreign Minister - AI underlined - have revived the anti-immigrant rhetoric, threatening even to establish rules that would allow the immediate detention and refoulement of migrants and, moreover, encouraging to build a fence along the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants. (ANSA).

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