It is expected that Ahmed H, convicted on terrorism charges in connection with a mass disturbances at the Roszke border crossing in the autumn of 2015, will be able to stand trial again at the end of October, according to a report on public television channel M1.
An appeals court in Szeged dismissed in mid-June the first-instance ruling against the Syrian man convicted under terrorism charges for his role in a riot by migrants at Hungary’s Röszke border crossing with Serbia. The court ordered a new trial.
In the primary ruling passed by a Szeged court in November 2016, Ahmed H was sentenced to serve ten years in prison for terrorist activities involving illegal border crossing as well as incitement to violence in the context of a riot.
The court in southern Hungary also ruled that at least two thirds of his term must be served before permanent expulsion from the country.
As part of his conviction, Ahmed H was sentenced for using a megaphone to direct migrants who were hurling rocks at police on the Hungarian border.
The prosecution appealed for a longer prison term while the defence appealed for a dismissal of the terrorism charge and a reduced sentence in respect of the other charges.