Austria jails Romanian driver of migrant van with welded doors

November 6, 2015 2:35 PM

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VIENNAA Vienna court sentenced a Romanian man to two years in jail on Friday for human trafficking after he drove dozens of migrants across Austria in August in a van whose doors had been welded shut.

Austrian police rescued 26 migrants from the van, including three young children aged 5 and 6 who were suffering from dehydration and were close to death. The migrants had come from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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