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Hungary jailed Syrian for 10 years for partaking in migrant riot

Hungary jailed Syrian for 10 years for partaking in migrant riot A Hungarian court has sentenced a Syrian man to 10 years in prison for taking part in a September 2015 riot after Hungary closed its borders to migrants and refugees, AP.

A court in the southern city of Szeged found the man, identified only as Ahmed H. and a resident of Cyprus, guilty of entering Hungary illegally and of using violence in an attempt to force police into letting in the migrants, considered an "act of terror." In July, the man's parents were part of a group also sentenced to prison for alleged rioting.

Dozens of police officers, migrants and some journalists were injured in clashes on Sept. 16, 2015, a day after Hungary closed off its border with Serbia with a fence protected by razor wire, stranding hundreds of migrants.
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