Press Release

Coast Guard boats docked at the port of Samos

Scandalous case of criminalization of refugees: Trial against #Samos2 set for 18 May

In an unprecedented move, Greek authorities have charged a refugee with the drowning of his 6-year-old son during a shipwreck. On 18 May 2022, he will be on trial in Samos together with his co-passenger, who is facing life imprisonment for steering the boat. Seventy organizations across Europe call for the charges against the #Samos2 to be dropped.

The human rights groups Aegean Migrant Solidarity, borderline-europe e.V. and the European Democratic Lawyers will monitor the trial. Twitter: @BorderlineEurop; #Samos2

People protest outside court with signs that read "Justice for Amir and Razuli" and Free Amir and Razuli

Appeal trial against Amir and Razuli interrupted

The chain of injustice that Amir and Razuli were confronted with over the last years is continued: arbitrarily arrested, detained, and convicted without any evidence, and now their appeal trial is interrupted.

Looking up at a Greek flag flying on top of a building.

Justice for Amir and Razuli!

The two men from Afghanistan were seeking safety in Europe, but were instead arbitrarily convicted to 50 years imprisonment.

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