Two British nationals arrested in Hungary last year for breaching travel bans imposed for terrorism offences were sentenced to two years jail in London last Friday. Omar Brooks, 40, and Simon Keeler, 44, who were jailed in 2008 for over four years for financing terrorist acts, were arrested in eastern Hungary on a train heading for Romania in November after failing to show valid documents proving their citizenship or a legal stay in Hungary. The men were carrying large sums of cash. British daily The Guardian quoted the sentencing judge as saying that there was no evidence either man had left Britain to commit terrorist offences, but this did not mean their violation of their travel restrictions was not serious. Their defence attorney said Keeler had fled Britain to look for his wife and six children in Turkey, and Brooks accompanied him to help. Both men were known to authorities as al-Qaeda sympathisers and to have praised the terrorists who carried out the September 11, 2001, attack on New York.