Greece: NGO Workers Face 25 Years in Prison for Aiding Illegals

Greece: NGO Workers Face 25 Years in Prison for Aiding Illegals


The trial of 24 NGO workers accused of aiding illegal migration, espionage, and people trafficking opened in Lesbos, Greece, on Thursday.

The 24 NGO workers from the group Emergency Response Center International (ERCI) could face up to 25 years in prison for their alleged activities.

The suspects were involved in transporting migrants attempting to cross illegally by boat to the island between 2016 and 2018.

Greek prosecutors, however, alleged that the group is a criminal organisation and claim that they have been involved in money laundering, espionage, disclosing state secrets, and human trafficking, according to I Kathimerini.

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Rights groups have criticised the legal proceedings, including Amnesty International which called the charges “grotesque” and claimed that the case “shows how far the Greek authorities are willing

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