JOINT STATEMENT BY LEGAL CENTRE LESVOS, BORDERLINE-EUROPE, CAN’T EVICT SOLIDARITY AND AEGEAN MIGRANT SOLIDARITY
Since 2015, with the increased arrivals of boats coming from Turkey to Greece, thousands of people have faced charges, and people accused or convicted of human smuggling now make up the second largest prison population in Greece. The prosecution of A.B. is unfortunately not unique, as the targeting of migrants as smugglers has become a part of migration management in Greece, and throughout Europe.
Commissioned by lawyers representing the Moria 6, Forensic Architecture and Forensis worked in collaboration with ReFOCUS Media Labs to map how the fire developed and to interrogate the testimony of the key witness in advance of the appeal trial scheduled for March 2023.