This file photo taken on Sept. 17, 2015 shows Hungarian policemen standing next to migrants from different countries sitting in the grass at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Asotthalom near Roeszke, Hungary. / AFP / ATTILA KISBENEDEK
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A Hungarian court jailed a Syrian man for 10 years Wednesday for allegedly inciting a border riot by migrants last year, ruling it an "act of terror" and sparking outrage from rights groups.Ahmed H., who has been in custody for over a year, will have to serve two-thirds of his sentence and be expelled from Hungary following his release, said a judge in the town of Szeged, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of the capital Budapest.Human rights group Amnesty International slammed the verdict, saying the prosecution's case had been based on "incredibly vague" evidence.The other 10 were found guilty in July of illegal border crossing and were sentenced to one to three years in prison under tough new laws passed last September by euroskeptic hardliner Orban's government.
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