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Hungary makes sleeping on the streets a crime

T TV Wednesday 17/October/2018 18:25 PM
By: Times News Service

A tough new law that bans homeless people from sleeping on Hungary’s streets came into force on Monday.

The law empowers police to remove those living on the streets and destroy their personal belongings if they disobey three times in 90 days.

It has prompted criticism from human right campaigners who call the law cruel and inhumane.

But Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government says it's a move to give the country's homeless proper living conditions.

It has allocated more than 30 million dollars to homeless care this year and an additional budget to expand the shelters.