A Syrian refugee- residing in Cyprus, convicted of terrorism in Hungary

September 21, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Syrian Refugee Ahmed Terrorism Case: iCognative


The Syrian citizen and resident of Cyprus, a man named Ahmed H., was convicted of terrorism for threatening border police during a riot in November 2016. Ahmed H. was arrested along with 10 other people in connection with a protest at the Hungarian-Serbian border on September 16, 2015, which resulted in the injury of over 100 civilians, many of them refugees, as well as 15 to 20 police officers. In December 2016, a Hungarian court found him guilty of terrorism in a trial that Amnesty International has called an “alarming” application of anti-terrorism law. The court also convicted Ahmed H., of entering Hungary illegally and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and permanent expulsion from Hungary.

Ahmed H. claimed that he was not threatening police but attempting to communicate between police and protesters to defuse the situation. He also denied throwing rocks at police. The appeals court in Hungary rejected the appeal of a Syrian refugee (Ahmed H.) and upheld his 2016 conviction for “terrorism”.  According to news reports, Ahmed had spent more than a decade living in Cyprus with his Cypriot wife and two young daughters. He was helping his parents and brother’s family flee Syria for Europe in 2015 when he was arrested in Hungary.

In a statement to DW, Hungarian Prime Minister Orban’s government doubted Ahmed’s innocence, asserting that there had been a coordinated campaign between human rights organizations and the international press “to prove that Ahmed H. is an innocent man.” The statement added that “Hungary will continue to protect its borders, will defend its Christian culture and its right to reject immigration.”


Hungary, as a nation is on the front line of the Schengen Area – meaning that once one is inside Hungarian borders, one can move freely among the 26 European countries that comprise the area. This makes it a popular entry point for asylum-seekers and other migrants.

The Hungarian criminal code defines terrorism as “a violent crime” that attempts to “coerce a government agency…into doing, not doing or countenancing something”. Hungary’s right-wing prime minister, Viktor Orban, recently fought to give the government more power to crack down on terrorism in his country; Hungary has not been the site of any recent deadly terrorist attacks. Orban is also one of Europe’s strongest opponents of allowing asylum seekers into the EU, arguing that there is a clear link between immigration and terrorism.


Like many other European nations Hungary’s situation is not unique. Hungary just like Spain, Germany, Greece, France and Italy struggles to maintain the over pouring influx of refugees on its border.  “The Hungarian people rightfully expects the government to use all means necessary to combat illegal immigration and the activities that aid it,” Interior Minister Sandor Pinter wrote in a justification attached to the draft legislation that criminalize any individual or group that offers to help an illegal immigrant claim asylum. Amnesty International considers the judgement against Ahmed H as Hungary’s failure to quash terror charges against Syrian man a devastating blow for justice.

One technology that respects the sensitivity of both sides of this complex story is utilization of a solution with certain delivery of nothing but truth and justice. Brainwave Science has developed a surefire iCognative technology that can easily distinguish between perpetrators and innocents by precisely measuring brainwaves. By means of application of cost-effective and highly accurate iCognative technology in the case of Ahmed H. Hungarian law enforcement agencies can very speedily determine whether the claims made by Ahmed H are accurate or not. Based on solid scientific foundation of proven P300 science this disruptive iCognative technology has applications in virtually all investigative situations including but not limited to national security, counter-terrorism, border security, trafficking and over 85% of all civil as well criminal situations handled by law enforcement on daily basis. Whether he is truly a refugee and not a terrorist sympathizer purposefully indulging in violence against the government of Hungary?  Case does not have many evidentiary proofs, however on the basis of investigation details presented such as: Ahmed H.’s links to to the Muslim organization Tablighi Jamaat; details of this Muslim organization and Ahmed’s knowledge of its working; camera footage showing Ahmed H. talking over megaphone; pictures of riots and government’s claim that he was throwing stones at officers; along with other details can be used as Stimuli for iCognative test. Non-invasive, cost-effective and highly accurate (over 99%) iCognative technology will determine in less than an hour whether Ahmed H is truly a refugee seeking asylum or a terrorist/terrorist sympathizer as the government and courts of Hungary have concluded.

For once the government of Hungary, the European Union as well as Amnesty International that supports Ahmed H.’s case all can rest assured that proven scientific forensic technology like iCognative shall become the vehicle to deliver truth and justice in this very highly debated case of border security, migration and refugee crisis coupled with charge of terrorism.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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