Three Spanish firemen could spend up to 10 years in prison for helping refugees off the Greek island of Lesbos. Greece arrested the men earlier this year on charges of human trafficking...for helping migrants trying to reach Europe.
A filthy prison instead of a safe haven: Iranian refugee Arash Hampay joined a hunger strike on Lesbos to protest the dire living conditions at the Moria asylum center. Thousands of refugees are detained there.
As smuggling activity in the Aegean Sea has reached the highest level since last fall, the Greek islands are once again becoming overcrowded. Diego Cupolo reports that most new arrivals come via Turkey.
Once again, riots broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this week. Local politicians and migration experts are striving for solutions.
Athens has sought out bids for a ship that could house at least 1,000 migrants after a fire tore through a refugee camp. Police have arrested nine people in connection with the devastating blaze.
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