Kerryman arrested in Greece is free to return to Ireland

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A Kerryman who was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking in Greece where he was helping migrants is free to return to Ireland.
Seán Binder, who grew up in Castlegregoy, was arrested on the Greek island of Lesbos in August.
The 24-year-old, who was accused of human trafficking and other crimes, was released on bail today.
He’s spent more than 100 days in prison.
Seán came to Greece to volunteer for an NGO which helps refugees and migrants.
He was imprisoned after being arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, money-laundering, espionage and being a member of a criminal organisation.
Today a Greek court released him and his colleague Sara Mardini on bail; Seán may now return to Ireland pending his trial.
Amnesty International has welcomed their release but says it’s an outrage that dedicated humanitarians still face absurd charges and potentially long prison sentences.
The human rights organisation is accusing Greek authorities of misusing anti-smuggling laws to target activists and criminalise migrant rescue operations and says the charges should be dropped.