Hungary's Plan to Electrify Border Fence Draws Rebuke
• by LibertiesEU
A Serbian NGO has strongly criticized the Hungarian government’s plan to electrify its border fence between the two countries in an effort to deter migrants. The Belgrade Center for Protection and Help for Asylum Seekers say the move was a violation of European human rights agreements. Hungarian officials say the voltage will be low enough that "it can't seriously hurt people" and the aim is instead to alert the police every time someone makes contact with the fence.