Next trial against Ahmed H. on the 20th September 2018 in Hungary
Call for solidarity and international trial observation in Szeged, Hungary
On the 20th of September 2018, the trial of the Hungarian State against Ahmed H. is going to the second level of court – for the second time.
20th of September, 9 am
Re-Trial of 2nd level court
Szegedi Ítélőtábla (Regional Court of Appeal)
Sóhordó utca 5
Ahmed H. has been convicted for “terrorism” in Hungary, because he has been protesting with thousands of refugees at the Serbian-Hungarian border crossing of Röszke in September 2015, when Hungary suddenly closed its borders to the people traveling through. The case against Ahmed H. is a political show trial by the current Fidesz government of Victor Orbán.
To stir up their racist rhetoric’s, they needed a scapegoat to keep up the fear of the apparent “Muslim terrorist invaders”. They constructed absurd allegations against Ahmed, with no evidence to ground them (read our report on the last trial here). On the first instance court in March 2018 (held for the second time), Ahmed has been sentenced to 7 years in prison. This was just before the presidential elections. The Orbán government has not been shy in constructing Ahmed as proof of the foreign threat of which Orbán wants to protect Hungary and Europe. The defense, as well as the prosecution have appealed against the decision.
Now, the second instance court will decide again. We cannot let Ahmed H. alone in this absurd trial. As he has pointed out, if we ignore his trial, he might be only the first victim of this new far-right juridical system: “If they can punish me, they can punish everyone. Through this trial they create a new law. I was just one person in a crowd of many people and they punish me for terrorism. If they do this to me, they can also do this for any other people in a crowd in the future."
Ahmed has already spent three years in Jail. He needs to get out now!
We need to be present, monitor the trial and show solidarity with Ahmed H.!
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