Observatory for the coverage of the trial in the second degree of the four defendants for the fire in the Moria camp, which begins today in Court of Appeal of Mytilenethe news sites created Solomon and Omnia TVwith the support of the Greek branch of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

The four Afghans defendants were sentenced at first instance to ten years imprisonment by the Joint Jury Court of Chios in June 2021 and the lawyer Vicky Angelidou, from the group of defense lawyers of the defendants, stated in a related press conference in Athens that the process was “far from a fair trial”, as observers from international organizations were not allowed , journalists and lawyer of Yof the UN Office for the Refugees to attend. It is noted that two other defendants, who were recognized as minors by the authorities, were sentenced in March 2021 to five years in prison, a sentence that was reduced to four years by the Court of Appeal, and the appeal against the conviction will be discussed on March 10 in Areios Ice.

A video of the Forensic Architecture and Forensis research groups will also be presented to the Court of Appeal, which maps detailed the fire that destroyed the Moria Reception and Identification Center in September 2020, indicating that this particular fire was the last of at least 247 that occurred in the camp from its creation in 2013 to 2020 (at least 112 in 2020) “and it was the the result of various phenomena, such as chronic overcrowding, prolonged droughts and heatwaves, and the restrictions of the pandemic,” as reported by Dimitra Andritsou from the researchers.

The video will be shown from today as part of the exhibition “Truth will not take care of itself: A series of investigations, facts and oral histories”, presented at the “State of Concept Athens” art space (Botsari Tousa 19, Koukaki).