Thick board 2 - Criminalisation of civil society and refugee helpers
In this episode I talk to Hendrik Simon, who is facing up to 20 years in prison for saving lives in the Mediterranean as part of the Iuventa crew, and Sean Binder, who was in prison in Greece for over three months for saving and helping people in the Aegean.
This is not worthy of the European Union, which is why I have invited these two and many other activists to Brussels to talk about how to end the criminalisation of aid workers. They deserve our thanks, not jail.
"We are facing up to 20 years in prison and up to €15,000 fine per person we rescued from the Mediterranean."Henrik Simon
"I spent over three months in prison for trying to help people."Sean Binder