Soros Challenges Hungary Laws at European Rights Court

The New York-based Open Society Foundations (OSF),┬árun by US billionaire George Soros, said in a statement Monday that it had submitted a legal challenge to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Hungary’s controversial “Stop Soros” laws adopted last June.

The “Stop Soros” package targeting the Hungarian-born 88-year-old includes a 25-percent tax on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed to be supporting or positively portraying migration.

“There is only one thing this legislation will stop and that’s democracy,” said OSF president Patrick Gaspard.