Hungary’s Homeless Face Harsh Winter, Harsher Fines

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Homeless men and women huddle on street corners amid Budapest’s majestic domed palaces, shivering under old blankets and cardboard boxes in frigid winter weather.

Hungary Homeless
(AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

It’s an image that critics say Prime Minister Viktor Orban doesn’t want the world to see. And if he has his way, the homeless could be fined and even jailed for sleeping outside – even though some of the country’s homeless shelters are already overflowing and short of beds.

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