Hysteria over asylum seekers completely exaggerated, says minister

The minister for human rights, Jiří Dientsbier, says hysteria surrounding asylum seekers in the Czech Republic is completely exaggerated and not based on any rational risks. Speaking in an interview in daily Mladá fronta Dnes on Wednesday, Mr. Dientsbier said the country was capable of handling the thousands of refugees it will be required to accept in the coming years. He also said it was necessary to tackle the danger of extremists and populist politicians capitalising on tensions in society over the issue of asylum seekers to score cheap points.

Author: Ian Willoughby