Nassos Karakitsos, Seán Binder & Sarah Mardini are three humanitarian workers who have been arrested and detained by Greek Authorities for almost 3 months! Their pre-trial detention can last for up to 18 months.
All three volunteered extensively on Lesvos island working for a Greek Humanitarian non-profit organisation working with refugees. They now face serious accusations including people smuggling, espionage, money laundering, and being a member of a criminal organisation. All three strongly deny all charges and accusations.
Human Rights Watch stated about the case: "The criminal accusations brought by Greek prosecutors against activists for their efforts to rescue migrants and asylum seekers at sea appear entirely unfounded".
“Accusations of money laundering, people smuggling, and espionage appear no more than an effort to criminalize humanitarian activism on behalf of refugees and migrants in Greece"
Read full Press Release: Human Rights Watch Press Release
By donating, support will be provided to Sarah, Seán and Nassos who are currently in pre-trial detention. The aim is to cover their basic costs for food and telephone cards which allow them to communicate with the outside world. Furthermore, donations will also be used to support their legal representation as well as the transportation costs of their families who visit them in the prisons of Athens and Chios island.
All invoices will be directly paid via bank transfer. In cases where invoices have been paid in advance or in cash, the family members will be reimbursed and the invoices added to the google drive.
The funds will be deposited to a bank account set up specifically for the purpose of the campaign and the funds will be managed by a team of former volunteers.
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News Articles and Press Releases:
Allegations against NGO rife with contradictions
CNN Article on Seán Binder
To ensure transparency and accountability bi-weekly updates will be posted with documentation on how the donations are spent. You can follow the updates on the platform! The money will be withdrawn to a Dutch bank account and payment will be made from there.
You can also find all documentation here: Documentation