Hungary sentences 2 PKK suspects to prison

Hungary sentences 2 PKK suspects to prison

BUDAPEST-Anadolu Agency
Hungary sentences 2 PKK suspects to prison

A Hungarian court has sentenced a married couple to two years in prison over links to the YPG/PKK, local sources said on May 17.

The Municipal Court of Szeged also slammed an eight-year entry ban to Hungary on the couple, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

The couple was accused of financing terrorism.

The husband joined the PKK in 2009 and has been working for the YPG, its Syrian offshoot, with his Iranian wife since 2014.

The couple had requested asylum from the Hungarian government after reaching its borders aided by human smugglers.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

Turkey, for its part, has vowed to launch an anti-terror campaign- specifically targeting the YPG /PKK- east of the Euphrates River.

 

PKK, Terror, Hungary