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The Syrian refugee kid (Alan Kurdi) was not murdered

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A post with the photo collage of Alan Kurdi (a Syrian refugee kid who along with mother and brother drowned while crossing over to Turkey in 2015) and an image related to the latest Sweden riots is doing rounds on social media with a claim that the kid (Alan Kurdi) was murdered to start fake propaganda in order to push refugees into European countries. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

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Claim: A toddler (Alan Kurdi) was murdered to start a fake propaganda in order to push refugees into European countries.

Fact: According to news articles, the men involved in the human trafficking incident which eventually resulted in the sinking of the boat in which Alan Kurdi was present, were sentenced for the crime of “killing with eventual intent” and nowhere in the article it is mentioned that the toddler was murdered. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

According to the news article which is shared in the post in support of the claim, three men who were involved in human trafficking incident back in 2015 which eventually resulted in the sinking of the boat in which Alan Kurdi was present are sentenced to 125 years each in prison. These men are sentenced for the crime of “killing with eventual intent”. However, in the news article, it is nowhere mentioned that the toddler (Alan Kurdi) was murdered. With this, we can certainly say that the toddler was not murdered.

In the light of the latest riots which broke out in the Swedish city of Malmo on 29 August 2020, news related to refugees is being circulated across social media platforms with misleading claims.

To sum it up, the toddler (Alan Kurdi) a Syrian refugee kid was not murdered.

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