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Hungary taps troops, prisoners, jobless to fence out migrants

PM Viktor Orban erects with ruthless efficiency a new wall along Balkan frontiers

OUT OF BOUNDS: In just days since it shut the Serbian frontier, Hungary has already moved even faster to shut the border with Croatia, which is inside the European Union, but outside the Schengen zone.

Sarok, Hungary

BUILT in a matter of weeks by soldiers, prison labourers and cadres of the unemployed, a vast new wall along Balkan frontiers is a monument to the ruthless efficiency with which Prime Minister Viktor Orban has mobilised Hungary against migrants.

Mr Orban describes