Arrest of Bard Berlin Student Activist Shines Spotlight on Lesbos Refugees
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