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How European courts are wrongfully prosecuting asylum seekers as smugglers

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

By Ottavia Spiaggiari, Isobel Thompson and Iliana Papangeli, The New Humanitarian


In May this year, a Greek court sentenced Abdallah, Kheiraldin, and Mohamad, three Syrian refugees whose full names have not been disclosed in court documents, to a combined 439 years in prison for “facilitating unauthorised entry” into Greece.





HRLP's lawyers represented Abdallah, Kheiraldin and Mohamad during their trial. You can read about the outcome of the trial here: Paros 3: Driving a boat is not a crime.

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