Hungary sentences Syrian migrant to five years’ jail for border riot

Hungarian judge Erik Mezolaki listens as the prosecutor delivers closing arguments in the case of Syrian-Cypriot Ahmed Hamed accused for illegally crossing the border and playing a part in a riot at Hungary's border with Serbia in September 2015, in Szeged, Hungary, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

SZEGED, Hungary (Reuters) – A Hungarian court sentenced a Syrian-Cypriot man to five years in prison on Thursday for crossing the border as part of a riot during the migrant crisis, in a case that has drawn criticism from the European Parliament and Amnesty International. Ahmed Hamed was among a group of migrants that crossed […]

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