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Ghosts of Moria: living in the ashes of Europe's largest migrant camp – documentary

The Guardian 30 Jan 2023
As Europe’s most infamous migrant camp burned to the ground on the island of Lesbos in 2020, two Syrian friends ...
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Greek trial of volunteer migrant rescuers resumes

Beaumont Enterprise 13 Jan 2023
The Greek and foreign defendants argue they were doing nothing more than assisting people whose lives were at risk. Their lawyers have objected to the procedures followed by the prosecution, which could lead to the court on the island of Lesbos ordering prosecutors to refile the case.
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Drop all charges against refugee aid workers, UN tells Greece

Al Jazeera 13 Jan 2023
The United Nations has called on Greece to drop all charges against 24 migrant rescue workers accused of espionage, as hearings of a long-delayed trial resumed on Friday on the island of Lesbos ... The Greek and foreign defendants argue they were doing nothing more than assisting people whose lives were at risk.
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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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Greek trial of volunteer migrant rescuers to resume Friday

Arab News 11 Jan 2023
The 24 defendants deny all the charges, saying they did nothing more than help rescue people whose lives were in danger. The trial in the town of Mytilene on Lesbos began Tuesday and was adjourned until Friday.
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Smuggling trial begins for aid workers over migrant rescue efforts in Greece

Belfast Telegraph 10 Jan 2023
The defendants deny all the charges, saying they did nothing more than help rescue people whose lives were in danger. The trial, being held on the Greek island of Lesbos, began on Tuesday and was later adjourned until Friday ... Sean Binder arrives at the court in Lesbos (Panagiotis Balaskas/AP).
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Smuggling trial begins for Irish volunteer and other aid workers in Greece

The Irish Times 10 Jan 2023
Rescue worker Irish-German Sean Binder arrives to the courthouse as he faces trial alongwith 23 aid workers charged with human smuggling, forgery and espionage on the island of Lesbos on January 10, 2023. - The defendants, from Greece and elsewhere, were involved in the refugee crisis on the Greek islands and claim to have saved lives.
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Volunteer migrant rescuers on trial in Greece

Federal News Radio 10 Jan 2023
The defendants deny all the charges, saying they did nothing more than help rescue people whose lives were in danger. The trial, being held on the Greek island of Lesbos, began Tuesday and was later adjourned until... The 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
Sean Binder said the trial, which is expected to begin this morning in Athens, was “an attack on the idea of human rights and the rule of law” but added he was confident of being found innocent in a fairly run trial.Mr Binder also said he has received racist ...
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Trial of volunteer migrant rescuers opens on Greek island

Wtop 10 Jan 2023
The defendants deny all the charges, saying they did nothing more than help rescue people whose lives were in danger. The trial, being held on the Greek island of Lesbos, began Tuesday and was later adjourned until Friday.
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Trial of Irishman Sean Binder for people smuggling opens in Greece

Irish Independent 10 Jan 2023
The defendants deny all the charges in the smuggling-related case, saying they did nothing more than help rescue people whose lives were in danger.The trial, being held on the Greek island of Lesbos, began today and was later adjourned until Friday.The aid workers include ...
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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
Sean Binder said the trial was “an attack on the idea of human rights and the rule of law” but added he was confident of being found innocent in a fairly run trial.Mr Binder also said he has received racist messages and death threats for helping people who ...
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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 defendants deny any wrongdoing, maintaining they were trying to help save lives at a time when Lesbos was overwhelmed by refugees and migrants arriving from nearby Turkey.
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Irish aid worker says Greece smuggling trial ‘deeply damaging to the EU’

Belfast Telegraph 08 Jan 2023
The defendants deny any wrongdoing, maintaining that they had wanted to help save lives when Lesbos was overwhelmed by refugees and migrant arrivals from nearby Turkey. Mr Binder, a trained rescue diver from Castlegregory, was in Lesbos to volunteer with Emergency Response Centre International, a Greek non-governmental organisation.
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Irish aid worker says Greece smuggling trial 'deeply damaging to the EU'

RTE 08 Jan 2023
The defendants deny any wrongdoing, maintaining that they had wanted to help save lives when Lesbos was overwhelmed by refugees and migrant arrivals from nearby Turkey. Mr Binder, a trained rescue diver from Castlegregory, was in Lesbos to volunteer with Emergency Response Centre International, a Greek non-governmental organisation.

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