Chief prosecutor appeals court ruling to dismiss sentence against migrant in riots
Chief Prosecutor Péter Polt has appealed to the supreme court against a lower court throwing out a sentence handed to Syrian national Ahmed H., who had been charged with terrorist activities during migrant riots at Röszke border station in 2015.
The Szeged court, acting as an appeals court, violated the laws when it dropped the primary sentence and obliged the primary court to repeat the trial because the missing evidence, which it referred to, could have been replaced, the chief prosecutor’s spokesman told a press conference on Friday.
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. 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.