Four freed pend­ing trial

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Four mem­bers of Emer­gency Re­sponse Cen­ter In­ter­na­tional (ERCI) who were ar­rested on Lesvos in Au­gust on charges of form­ing a crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion that smug­gled mi­grants into Greece for the pur­pose of bol­ster­ing the NGO’s funds were re­leased yes­ter­day from pre­trial cus­tody. Ju­di­cial author­i­ties on the eastern Aegean is­land ruled that the four sus­pects are not at risk of com­mit­ting fresh crimes as the non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion is no longer in op­er­a­tion. Kathimerini has learned ERCI’s founder and the NGO’s for­mer di­rec­tor were re­leased af­ter pay­ing bonds of 10,000 eu­ros and 5,000 eu­ros re­spec­tively. The other two sus­pects, one of whom is Syr­ian elite swim­mer Sarah Mar­dini, were granted un­con­di­tional re­lease.

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