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Nine Charged With Trafficking Over Greece Migrant Boat Disaster

Nine Egyptians have been charged with human trafficking offenses following the migrant boat disaster off Greece last week that claimed hundreds of lives. They will remain in custody until their trial. The suspects, arrested last week in the port of...

Greek Youth March in Solidarity With Arrested Influencer, Andrew Tate

Dozens of Greek youth marched in the center of Athens on Sunday in solidarity with social media influencer Andrew Tate who has been arrested in Romania on allegations of trafficking and rape. Videos uploaded on social media show the youth...

Syrian Refugee Who Inspired Netflix’s ‘Swimmers’ on Trial in Greece

The trial of a Syrian refugee and competitive swimmer whose story inspired the Netflix film The Swimmers is set to begin on the island of Lesvos, Greece on Friday. Sarah Mardini, a prominent human rights worker, is one of twenty-four...

Greece Stopped 154,000 Migrants from Entering This Year

Greece has prevented more than 154,000 irregular migrants from entering the country this year, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday. Some fifty thousand people attempted to cross the Turkish-Greek border in August alone, he told Greek daily Eleftheros...

Greek Coast Guard Dismantles Illegal Migrant Trafficking Network

Four foreigners were arrested Monday on the island of Kos for alleged connections with a migrant trafficking network.

Trafficking Ring Ferrying Migrants From Greece to Italy Discovered

On Saturday, July 18, Greek authorities announced that they had arrested six suspects involved with trafficking migrants from Greece to Italy, using sailboats to cross the border. According to officials, members of the trafficking ring had bought at least four...

Greek Police Bust Group Smuggling Migrants Through Europe

Greek police busted a major group that was illegally smuggling migrants to other EU member states, by offering them fake travel documents. More specifically, the Security Office of the Central Port Authority of Piraeus along with a Greek Police's special...

Greek Police Bust Migrant Trafficking Gang in Thessaloniki

Greek police in Thessaloniki arrested three suspects for the crime of human trafficking after it discovered sixteen migrants held in a secret basement on Wednesday. Officers removed a wardrobe and discovered a hatch in the floor which led to the...

Greek Court Acquits Foreign NGO Staff of People Smuggling

A criminal court on the Greek island of Lesvos has acquitted five foreign NGO workers who faced charges of trying to bring migrants into the country illegally Three Spanish firemen, members of the NGO Proem-Aid, and two Danes, members of the...

Human Trafficking Ring Dismantled

A human trafficking ring that began in Greece was dismantled following Europol, Greek police and NCA's (United Kingdom) several-month cooperation. 12 foreign nationals were arrested in a huge operation that was held on May 30 and 31 in Athens. Seven of...