Syrian Man Gets 10 Year Sentence For Throwing Rocks At Border Police In Hungary

Chris Menahan
Dec. 02, 2016

A Syrian man who took part in a riot demanding Hungary open its borders to so-called "refugees" has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

While some reports are trying to act like this guy was an innocent, poor refugee, he was actually living safely in Cyprus and only came to this riot to try and get the rest of his family into Europe.

From Deutsche Welle:
A Hungarian court on Wednesday found a Syrian man guilty of terrorism in a trial that Amnesty International has called an "alarming" application of anti-terrorism law. The court also convicted the man, Ahmed Hamed, of entering Hungary illegally and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and permanent expulsion from Hungary.

Both the prosecution and the defense intend to appeal the verdict, one seeking a stiffer sentence, the other an acquittal.

Hamed was arrested along with 10 other people in connection with a protest at the Hungarian-Serbian border on September 16, 2015, which resulted in the injury of over 100 civilians, many of them refugees, as well as 15 to 20 police officers.

The prosecution

Police witnesses said he threatened officers over a megaphone. They alleged that he demanded they open the border, which had been sealed only a day before, causing a pile-up of asylum seekers hoping to cross into Hungary, an EU members state, from Serbia.

They also said that he joined other protesters in throwing rocks at police.

Hamed claimed that he was not threatening police but attempting to communicate between police and protesters to defuse the situation. He also denied throwing rocks at police.

As a legal resident of Cyprus, Hamed could have legally crossed the border. He claims that he was there that day to help his Syrian family get into Europe, and was asked by other protesters to use the megaphone because he spoke English.
While Deutsche Welle ran a picture showing women and children being gassed, here's actual footage of the riot:

This was a foreigner who was treated with nothing but kindness that left the safety of Cyprus to join in on a riot to try help what amounts to an invading army breach the borders of Hungary.

If you don't want to be thrown in prison for a decade, don't travel to foreign nations to stage violent riots and attack police officers.

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