Pylos: A Υear Οn

On June 14, 2023, a fishing trawler that had sailed from Libya to Italy capsized about 47 nautical miles south of Pylos. It is estimated that 750 people were on board. iMEdD’s new audio documentary, Pylos: A Year On, reveals unknown details about what happened in the last hours of the fishing trawler, the exact circumstances under which…

The Pylos Massacre, one year on

Source: Alarm Phone Exactly one year ago, at 16:53h on 13 June 2023, we alerted the Hellenic Coast Guard to a boat in distress, near the coast of Pylos in Greece. There were over 700 people on board the heavily overcrowded boat called ‘Adriana’. They could have all been rescued. They could still be alive today. But…

A year after Greece migrant boat tragedy, answers and justice still out of reach

Egyptian survivor Mahmoud Shalabi, 22, one of the 104 survivors of a deadly migrant shipwreck off southwestern Greece, stands inside a warehouse, used as shelter, at the port of Kalamata, Greece, June 15, 2023. [Angelos Tzortzinis/Pool via Reuters] By Karolina Tagaris, Renee Maltezou and Maya Gebeily *First Published on Reuters Egyptian electrician Mahmoud Shalabi was the only person from his hometown…

Stop Blaming Migrants for Deaths at Sea

*First Published on Jacobin BY MOIRA LAVELLE VEDAT YELER After over 600 people died in a shipwreck last June, Greek police sought to incriminate the survivors. Last week they were finally acquitted, after a case that illustrated a worrying trend to cast ordinary migrants as members of human-smuggling networks. On May 21, nine men stood in a courtroom…

About the Trial and the Latest Developments

On Tuesday 21 May 2024, the Three Member Felony Court of Appeals of Kalamata examined the case against the ‘Pylos 9’. After a short hearing, and in accordance with the prosecutor’s proposal, the court found that the Greek State had no jurisdiction to prosecute the Pylos 9 for “participation in a criminal organisation” and “causing the shipwreck…

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