On 11 June 2021, the trial against four of the six teenage migrants accused of burning down Moria Camp on Lesvos Island will take place on the neighbouring island Chios.
We are human rights organizations, NGOs and activists who joined together to express our deep concerns against the upcoming trial in a common statement. We want to stress that the defendants’ right to a fair and just trial based on the presumption of innocence is not guaranteed and that the four migrants are instead made scapegoats for the inhumane EU migration policy.
Furthermore we want to highlight that from the moment of their arrest and before any due process of law, the six teenage migrants have been presented to the public as the culprits. Two co-accused minors were already convicted to prison sentences in March, despite lack of evidence and a trial riddled with irregularities.
We stand in solidarity with the Moria 6 & against the deadly European border regime!
Help us to show to the EU, the Greek state and the court system that we demand a fair and transparent trial based on the presumption of innocence:
- If you want to join us, sign and spread the petition FreeTheMoria6 (link) on Change.org.
- Groups and organizations who want to sign the call please send an email by the latest 5 June 2021 to email@example.com.