György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, has told Hungarian television channel M1 that it is unprecedented for a European political body to express its opinion on a criminal case on which a final verdict has not even been arrived at, and to attempt to influence an independent court in an EU Member State.

Mr. Bakondi was reacting to the European Parliament’s recommendation for a resolution approved in May, in which the European Parliament “exonerated” the Syrian citizen “Ahmed H.”, who was formerly resident in Cyprus and who was last year sentenced to ten years in prison for committing a terrorist act and illegally crossing the Hungarian border.

The Chief Security Advisor said that it is contrary to European principles of law for any political organisation – in this case the European Parliament – to try to influence an ongoing criminal case in an independent court in any EU Member State. This is unprecedented, and has never been witnessed before in Europe, Mr. Bakondi pointed out.

He went on to say that over the weekend 210 illegal migrants attempted to enter the country, adding that there is a “reserve pool”, with migrants continuously arriving at the border – many of them repeatedly attempting to cross the border illegally.