3 men sentenced to 125 years each over drowning of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi

(CNN)Three human traffickers have been sentenced in a Turkish court to 125 years each in prison over the tragic drowning in 2015 of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, who was pictured lying face down on a beach in a harrowing photo that became the symbol of the refugee crisis.

The men, who were the organizers of a trafficking ring, were captured by Turkish security forces this week in the southern province of Adana and sentenced on Friday, according to state news agency Andalou.
They were on the run after fleeing during their trial. Other Turkish and Syrian defendants have also received prison sentences following the toddler's death in September 2015.
    Abdullah Kurdi and his sister Tima embrace in front of a rescue ship named after his son Alan Kurdi at its inauguration 2019 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
    The men were sentenced at the Bodrum High Criminal Court in Mugla for the crime of "killing with eventual intent."