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AFGHAN REFUGEE SENTENCED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR ASSAULT IN BUDAPEST

 

An Afghan refugee has been sentenced in an accelerated procedure to community service for assaulting a couple near Budapest’s Keleti railway station on New Year’s Eve. The 24-year-old man was drunk and pushed a couple waiting at a bus stop. He then got into an argument with them and hit them in the face, the Budapest public prosecutor’s office said. He got on the bus with the couple and continued to act aggressively, also assaulting other passengers and damaging the windscreen of the bus when the driver stopped the vehicle and asked him to get off. The Afghan man was arrested by police on the spot and the 6th and 7th district local court sentenced him in a final ruling to 180 hours of community service, it said.