Human traffickers held on Chios go on hunger strike over sentences

19 February 2016
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A group of 22 human traffickers, who are being held in the judicial prison of Chios, have announced that they will on a hunger strike over their sentences.

The 22 foreign nationals – most of whom are from Syria, Afghanistan and Egypt – have all been convicted for trafficking refugees.

The Turkish nationals convicted of human trafficking also being held in Chios have decided to not participate in the hunger strike.

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