Sea-Watch Legal Aid Fund grants legal aid in boat-driver case
A young Palestinian man has been charged with a lifelong prison sentence for illegal transportation of third-country nationals without being granted a fair trail. Now, the Sea-Watch Legal Aid Fund is supporting his appeal case.
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A. is a young man from Palestine who is currently facing a sentence of 165 years imprisonment for illegal transportation of third-country nationals by boat. When this decision was made by the Three-Member Criminal Court of Dodecanese (Greece) in August 2020, A. was represented by the state, who was not given sufficient time to prepare the case and a proper defence.
The Human Rights Legal Project (HRLP) has taken it upon itself to support the accused in his appeal trial, which will take place in Rhodes in September this year. The HRLP contacted the Sea-Watch Legal Aid Fund for support. We stand in solidarity with people on the move and everyone supporting them. Therefore, the Sea-Watch Legal Aid Fund financially supports the Human Rights Legal Project in this endeavour, in hope that the charges against A. will be dropped.
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