Trial of Kerry man to begin in Greece today

Nov 18, 2021 08:11 By radiokerrynews
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A 27-year-old Kerry man is to face trial in Greece today, on charges of people smuggling, membership of a criminal organisation and espionage.

Seán Binder from Castlegregory, is one of 24 people charged in connection with their humanitarian work - he denies all charges.

Mr Binder was arrested in 2018 on the Greek Island of Lesbos while volunteering to assist refugees.


He spent more than 100 days in a Greek jail before being granted bail - he returned to Greece this week to face trial.

Ireland South Green Party MEP Grace O'Sullivan, who has campaigned on his behalf, says they're trumped up charges:


Sean Binder's mother Fanny believes Seán was arrested to send a message to other aid workers:

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