The Sunday Telegraph

Greece jails migrants for burning down camp


A Greek court yesterday sentenced four young Afghan asylum seekers accused of starting fires that burnt down Europe’s largest migrant camp last year to 10 years in prison each.

Defence lawyers said the court in Chios found them guilty of intentiona­l arson. The Moria camp on the island of Lesbos was home to more than 10,000 people before it was destroyed by two fires in September 2020.

Defence lawyers have said they did not get a fair trial. They say three of the Afghans had documents showing they were under 18 at the time of arrest but were not recognised as minors.

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