Up to 25 years in prison for rescuers of irregular migrants in Greece

According to the news of the news portal Euobserver, it was noted that in the last few years, various lawsuits have been filed across Europe, including human trafficking, against Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) employees.

It was stated that most of the approximately 60 cases in similar situations were recorded in Greece and Italy.

Charges of human trafficking and forming a criminal organization

In this context, it is stated in the news that a group of activists who rescue irregular migrants in Greece will be brought to trial with a sentence of up to 25 years in prison. It was reminded that 24 people were accused of human trafficking, money laundering and membership of a criminal organization.

Volunteer search and rescue team members Sean Binder and Sarah Mardini were released on bail after 100 days of detention, while the Greek judiciary sought a 146-year prison sentence for a Somali irregular migrant in May on human trafficking charges.

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