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CAMPAIGN

On 25.08.2021, Homayoun Sabetara, a migrant fleeing Iran, was arrested by Greek authorities in Thessaloniki after having driven a vehicle across the Turkish-Greek border. Following an unfair trial in a language foreign to his own, on 26.09.2022, Mr. Sabetara was then sentenced to an 18-year prison sentence for alleged smuggling. Mr. Sabetara was reportedly coerced into piloting the vehicle from their departing point near the Turkish-Greek border, having to transport seven additional persons. Since his arrest in August 2021 he has been held in prison in Greece. 

 

At the time of his escape from Iran, Homayoun Sabetara had no legal and safe passage available to travel to Germany, where his children currently reside. The appeal trial will take place on April 22, 2024. This will decide Homayoun's future freedom.

We demand the acquittal of Homayoun Sabetara, as well as all migrants who are criminalized for 'smuggling'

CURRENT NEWS

PRESS CONFERENCE

18.04.24


We invite you to participate in the press conference as part of the #FreeHomayoun campaign, scheduled for April 19, 2024 at 11:00 am. The event will take place just three days before the appeal trial against Homayoun Sabetara.


At the press conference, we will provide detailed information on the current status of Homayoun Sabetara's case, background information on the situation of the criminalization of People on the Move and insights into the legal and humanitarian aspects of this issue. Representatives of the campaign and experts will be available for questions and interviews.


MEDIA RELEASE 18.04.24 (en)


22.03.24


Only a few weeks left until Homayoun's trial on 22.04.24 in Thessaloniki. In a joint statement more than 20 organizations demand the acquittal of Homayoun Sabetara and all people criminalized for smuggling. We call on the Greek media to inform about the ongoing criminalization cases and unfair trials.

JOINT STATEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

PRESS KIT


Would you like to support the statement or report on the case?

Write to us at nodrivernosurvivor@systemli.org.

PRESS CONFERENCE

DAYS UNTIL HOMAYOUN'S TRIAL

Campaign for the release of Homayoun Sabetara

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