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Arrest of Bard Berlin Student Activist Shines Spotlight on Lesbos Refugees

Sara Mardini, who with her sister helped save 18 fellow refugees in 2015, has been
charged with people smuggling. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Sara Mardini, a Bard College Berlin student and Syrian refugee awarded for her heroism, has been arrested in Lesbos while helping to bring refugees to safety. Bard College is working to expedite her release from detention.

By Helena Smith

Greece’s high-security Korydallos prison acknowledges that Sara Mardini is one of its rarer inmates. For a week, the Syrian refugee, a hero among human rights defenders, has been detained in its women’s wing on charges so serious they have elicited baffled dismay.

Read the full article in the Guardian.
Post Date: 09-06-2018