Afghan Interpreters Worked With Hungarian Forces Seek Asylum

  • 5 Dec 2012 8:00 AM
Afghan Interpreters Worked With Hungarian Forces Seek Asylum
The Foreign Ministry is considering a request from five Afghan interpreters who have worked with Hungarian forces in that country for permission to emigrate to Hungary with their families. Ministry spokesman Gábor Kaleta said consultations will be held with the relevant state bodies and NATO members.

The leader of the interpreters, Abdul Hayat, said the five working at Camp Pannonia in Afghanistan submitted their request in a letter to the Defence Ministry five months ago.

The request was passed on to the Foreign Ministry as it is an immigration issue.

Nearly 50 Afghan interpreters work with the Hungarian Provincial reconstruction team in Baghlan province, including the five who drafted the letter.

The five could find themselves in a very dangerous situation when the Hungarian unit leaves the country, expected next March, as they have escorted the soldiers everywhere and may be known to insurgents.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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