About 200 Ukrainian sailors remain in custody in Greece, - representative of ombudswoman

Source : 112 Ukraine

Some of them were sentenced to life-term imprisonment
19:47, 6 February 2018

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About 200 Ukrainian sailors remain in the custody in Greece accused of the transport of the illegal migrant and illegal crossing of the border. Mykhailo Chaplyga, the representative of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights claimed this as Gromadske reported.

According to Chaplyga, some of the detained are already sentenced to 50, 200 or even 400 years of the imprisonment.

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He added that relatives of the detained sailors, who wait for decition to be made on their case, have requested a translator due to difficulties in communication with their advocate.

The office of the ombudswoman will get a hold of colleagues in Greece in the near future to discuss the state of the Ukrainian sailors.

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Earlier we reported that 214 Ukrainian sailors imprisoned in Greece, India, Spain, Libya, Oman and Sri-Lanka as the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported.

According to BIMCO and ISF, 69,000 Ukrainians worked at foreign ships in 2015. Ukraine was enlisted to the TOP-6 largest supplier of the workforce to the ship owners.

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