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Greek Court Acquits Aid Workers Who Rescued Refugees, as They Await Next Trial

HeadlineFeb 09, 2024

In related news, a Greek court has acquitted 16 humanitarian workers who helped rescue refugees in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 and 2016. They had been accused of espionage and other charges in what has been condemned as the criminalization of humanitarian work. But the aid workers are not in the clear yet, as they still face a separate felony trial with charges including facilitating illegal immigration and money laundering.

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