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Aug 06, 2019

Terrorist Ahmed H detention extended

The Hungarian authorities are waiting for authorities in Britain as well as in Cyprus where Ahmed H and his family lived before, to state whether they are ready to take him back. No country has so far agreed to take him.

A court in Nyírbátor has extended the detention of Ahmed H, a Syrian national convicted under terrorism laws, until “conditions are in place that allow for his departure”.

According to MTI, the Syrian man can be kept in custody no later than September 15th, based on the current ruling.

Ahmed H was convicted for inciting a riot at Röszke on the Hungarian-Serbian border in September 2015 and spent 40 months in prison. He was released from prison on January 19th this year after serving two-thirds of his term, taking into account time spent in pre-trial detention.

Ahmed H. was sentenced to five years in prison in a repeat procedure in 2018 for illegally crossing the border as part of a rioting crowd pelting the police with stones, which the court regarded as complicity in terrorist activities.

According to sources, the Hungarian authorities are waiting for authorities in Britain as well as in Cyprus where Ahmed H and his family lived before, to state whether they are ready to take him back. But the procedure to obtain the documents allowing the extradition of Ahmed H has been stalling now for more than six months by those countries’ authorities. No country has so far agreed to take him.

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