Hungary expels two Turkish men for assaulting border police

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-12 23:08:37|Editor: yan
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BUDAPEST, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Two Turkish men have been expelled from Hungary in a fast-track court procedure after having assaulted border police officers in the southern border control point at Roszke, according to official sources here on Monday.

"The Turkish father and son living in Germany were waiting in line on the motorway to leave Hungary for Serbia on August 6," the Hungarian government said in a statement, quoting the Central Investigating Prosecutor's Office.

The father got into an argument with a biker who took them over, shaking his fist close to his face, the statement added.

"A police officer warned him to stop threatening the biker and pushed him away. The father grabbed two police officers by their clothes, pulling them closer, and ripped off the badge of a third policeman. The son interfered by trying to push the officers away from his father," according to the Hungarian prosecutor's office.

The two men pleaded guilty and the prosecutor's office sent them to court within two days. The Szeged (South) district court ruled that they had committed an act of violence against an official and gave both of them a 14-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months. The two Turkish citizens were also expelled from Hungary for one year.