Last two refugees from the transit zone want to stay in Hungary

Hungary has been one of the most vocal opponents of accepting refugees and migrants from Africa and Asia. Yet, Iranian refugee Abouzar Soltani and his young son have decided to stay in the country, after spending 18 months in a detention centre there. EURACTIV’s media partner Telex reports.

To keep their sanity during their detainment in Hungary, father and son resorted to making movies with their mobile phone. In the meantime, they sued the Hungarian state, which ultimately led to the closure of the transit zones and the release of all the detained refugees.

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In an unexpected turn of events, however, the two then decided to stay in Hungary for good, despite their precarious situation. In this video, Abouzar and his son Armin show us never-before-seen footage of the transit zone, a place once cut off from the world, and of their eventual liberation.

Click on the settings, the clog wheel icon on the bottom of the screen for English subtitles.

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