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Over 110 Ukrainians imprisoned in Greece on charges of smuggling of migrants

Over 110 Ukrainians imprisoned in Greece on charges of smuggling of migrants

Denisova urges Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic to join hands for the release of Ukrainian sailors from Greek prisons.
Ukrainian Parliament’s Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova says 112 Ukrainian citizens are now imprisoned in Greece on charges of smuggling of migrants. “According to available information, there are 161 Ukrainians in prisons in Greece, 112 of them are imprisoned on charges of transporting illegal migrants,” the ombudswoman said on Facebook. “There are many Ukrainians in Greek prisons. Our citizens are being deceived into working on cruise liners and yachts, and then are forced, under penalty of death, to smuggle illegal migrants across the sea to Europe. That is why hundreds of Ukrainian sailors have been detained by Greek law enforcement agencies