A human rights activitist from Castlegreory, who's facing jail in Greece, has been nominated for a European award.
Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan nominated Sean Binder and the Free Humanitarians campaign for the 2022 European Citizen's Prize.
Mr Binder, who is a German citizen but grew up in Castlegregory, was arrested on the Greek island of Lesbos after several months' service as a volunteer for an NGO assisting refugees and migrants in 2018.
He faces a number of serious charges - people smuggling, membership of a criminal organisation and espionage.
Mr Binder denies all charges and says all he has done is to try and help people in distress.
The European Citizen's Prize recognises initiatives that contribute to European cooperation and the promotion of common values.
It is my honour today to nominate @sean_binder_ and the @FrHumanitarians campaign for the 2022 European Citizen's Prize.
Humanitarians like Seán put solidarity, humanity and justice first. It's time the EU does the same.
It's time to #DropTheChargeshttps://t.co/m4i70r1KE0
— Grace O'Sullivan MEP (@GraceOSllvn) April 25, 2022