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Meet the Rescue Workers Facing Prison Time in Greece for Helping Refugees at Sea

Breakthrough News 23 Jan 2023
The 24 defendants worked for a search and rescue group operating on the island of Lesbos from 2016 to ...
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Some charges against Irish aid worker Seán Binder set to be dropped in Greek trial

The Irish Times 13 Jan 2023
Kerry man among 24 humanitarian workers facing trial on Greek island of Lesbos after taking part in migrant rescue operation. Rescue worker Sean Binder pictured outside the court in Mytilene, Lesbos, on Tuesday.
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The Guardian view on European migration policy: a cruel, myopic shambles | Editorial

The Guardian 13 Jan 2023
As Sweden takes over the EU presidency, the prospects of a coherent approach are minimal, thanks to the influence of the radical right On the Greek island of Lesbos this week, 24 NGO volunteers went on trial in a case condemned by a European parliament report as a ...
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Long-awaited trial of 24 aid workers accused of espionage starts in Lesbos

The Observer 13 Jan 2023
Sarah Mardini, the refugee immortalised in the recent Netflix movie, The Swimmers, was the talk of Lesbos this week as the long-awaited trial of 24 aid workers accused of espionage, got underway on the island ... In 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, Lesbos was on the frontline of the greatest movement of people since the second world war.
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The Guardian view on European migration policy: a cruel, myopic shambles

The Observer 13 Jan 2023
On the Greek island of Lesbos this week, 24 NGO volunteers went on trial in a case condemned by a European parliament report as a “criminalisation of solidarity” ... the organisation they worked for no longer dares to operate off Lesbos, where at least 22 migrants died in October attempting the crossing from Turkey.
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Greek Court Drops Spying Charges Against Migrant Rescuers

MENA FN 13 Jan 2023
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Lesbos Island, Greece. A Greek court on Friday dropped espionage charges against 24 activists involved in rescuing migrants, after a lengthy trial denounced by rights ... .
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Greece: Migrant Rescue Trial to Begin

Greek City Times 11 Jan 2023
Two dozen defendants face trial in Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, on misdemeanour charges related to Emergency Response Center International (ERCI). The 24 defendants deny all the charges, saying they did nothing more than help rescue people whose lives were in danger.
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Irish volunteer Seán Binder to face trial this morning for helping migrants at risk of drowning in Greece

Irish Independent 10 Jan 2023
... union – will criminalise a 24-year-old for holding a bottle of water rather than doing what it’s supposed to do, which is abide by its own laws.“Every bit of international law, every bit of the European Human Rights Convention requires what I did, and more.
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‘Every bit of international law, every bit of the EU human rights convention requires that I do what I did,’ says Irish volunteer facing trial in Greece

Irish Independent 09 Jan 2023
... union – will criminalise a 24-year-old for holding a bottle of water rather than doing what it’s supposed to do, which is abide by its own laws.“Every bit of international law, every bit of the European Human Rights Convention requires what I did, and more.
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Greek smuggling trial ‘deeply damaging’ to EU, Irish aid worker says

The Irish Times 08 Jan 2023
Kerry native Seán Binder is one of 24 migrant rescue volunteers charged with alleged offences on Greek island of Lesbos in 2018 ... The Castlegregory, Co Kerry native is one of 24 migrant rescue volunteers who were charged on the Greek island of Lesbos in 2018 with crimes including ...
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Irish aid worker says Greece smuggling trial ‘deeply damaging to the EU’

Belfast Telegraph 08 Jan 2023
The Kerryman is one of 24 migrant rescue volunteers on the Greek island of Lesbos charged in 2018 with a range of offences including misdemeanour counts of espionage-related offences, illegal access to state communications and assisting criminal activity ... A beach on Lesbos where life jackets have been left by migrant arrivals (Alamy/PA).
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Irish aid worker says Greece smuggling trial 'deeply damaging to the EU'

RTE 08 Jan 2023
The Kerryman is one of 24 migrant rescue volunteers on the Greek island of Lesbos charged in 2018 with a range of offences including misdemeanour counts of espionage-related offences, illegal access to state communications and assisting criminal activity ... Seán Binder with his mother outside a court in Lesbos last year.
photo: AP / Thanassis Stavrakis
Bodies are seen floating amongst debris after a sailboat carrying migrants smashed into rocks and sank off the island of Kythira, southern Greece, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
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'EU must act': At least 16 dead as migrant vessel sinks off Greek island

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 06 Oct 2022
Greece calls on Turkey to stop "irregular departures" as 16 women die off Lesbos in the northern Aegean Sea, in the second disaster involving migrants in 24 hours ... .
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Firebreaks Halt Blaze on Greek Island, Homes Saved

The Epoch Times 26 Jul 2022
A firefighter aircraft drops water over a forest fire as smoke rises near Vrisa village, on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos, on July 24, 2022.

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