Two Syrians jailed over death of migrant boy Aylan Kurdi

A Turkish court has sentenced two Syrian smugglers to four years and two months each in prison over the death of three-year-old migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people.

Two Syrians jailed over death of migrant boy Aylan Kurdi

A Turkish court has sentenced two Syrian smugglers to four years and two months each in prison over the death of three-year-old migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said the court convicted the two of human trafficking but acquitted them of the charge of causing the deaths through deliberate negligence.

Alan's brother Galip and his mother Rihan were also among the five victims who drowned last year when their boat sank during the ill-fated journey from Bodrum to the Greek island of Kos.

The image of the boy's lifeless body lying face down on a Turkish beach galvanised world attention on the refugee crisis, graphically illustrating the magnitude of the migrants' suffering.

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