Greek authorities charge NGO workers over migrant rescue bid

January 14, 2016 4:45 PM

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ATHENS, Greece – A prosecutor on the Greek island of Lesbos has brought criminal charges against five members of international charities for allegedly trying to help migrants illegally enter Greece.

The three Spanish and two Danish nationals face a minimum five-year prison sentence if they are convicted. The suspects, who deny any wrongdoing, will appear before an investigating judge on Lesbos Saturday.

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