Seán Binder: On Trial for Saving Lives

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Date: Monday 03 February 2020

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: Law and Social Sciences Building, Room B62

Seán Binder: On Trial for Saving Lives

Short Description

Seán Binder and fellow volunteer Sarah Mardini could go to prison for 25 years for trying to save lives in the Mediterranean. In this special event, Seán will tell his story of how him and Sarah ended up on trial for saving lives.


Further Information

In Greece, you can go to prison for trying to save a life. It happened to Seán Binder and Sarah Mardini when, as trained rescuers, they volunteered for a search-and-rescue organisation in Lesvos.

Their job was to help spot boats in distress at sea and help refugees. But Seán and Sarah ended up behind bars charged with spying, people smuggling and belonging to a criminal organisation. They spent more than 100 days in prison before being released on bail in December 2018. If found guilty, they could be jailed for 25 years.

Seán will tell his story in a special guest lecture, speaking about his case to discuss EU policy on the issue and explaining how Amnesty International has supported him and Sarah so far, and why it is vital that people get involved to help out.

This event will start with Seán's guest lecture and followed by a Q&A with the audience. Tickets are FREE so spread the word and invite your friends!

We look forward to seeing you there!