Hungarian court sentences traffickers who let 71 migrants suffocate to 25 years in prison | News | DW


A Hungarian court sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison in connection with the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants found crammed inside a freezer truck in 2015.

The four men — three Bulgarians and an Afghan national — were found guilty of “aggravated murder with particular cruelty.” They included the group’s Afghan ringleader, along with his two closet associates and the truck driver.

The prosecution had initially sought for life sentences for the four main suspects. Eleven other members of the smuggling ring were due to be handed down sentences later on Thursday.

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