Three men jailed for 125 years over drowning of Syrian toddler

Ankara: Turkish court sentenced three human traffickers to 125 years in prison over drowning of a Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi.

As per the media report, last week, the Turkish security force arrested the traffickers.

Refugee plight

It may be recalled that the death of the three-year-old boy whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey in September 2015 had brought the plight of the refugees to the forefront, leading to an international outcry. The UN Human Rights Council had launched a social media campaign ‘#WithRefugees’ after the little boy’s picture shocked the world.

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In one of the photographs that went viral on social media, the boy can be seen lying face-down in the surf on the beach. In another photo, a policeman was seen carrying the body of the boy.


In the tragedy, the toddler’s mother, five-year-old brother also lost their lives. The mishap took place when the family was trying to reach relatives in Vancouver, Canada.

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