A Szeged court on Friday sentenced two Kosovan nationals to suspended prison terms for breaching Hungary’s border and damaging the border fence, the court’s spokeswoman said.
In a non-binding ruling, the defendants were each given 18-month prison terms, suspended for four years, Erika Prágai Juhász said. Under the same ruling, after serving their sentence, they would be expelled from the country for 3 years and 2 months.
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The two 19-year-old men damaged the fence near the border town of Röszke late on Tuesday. They cut 40-50 cm wide openings into both the inner and outer fence through which they snuck across the border. They were later apprehended by police near the border.
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