Drowning

Sean Binder in conversation with John Morrissey

Sean Binder, a German citizen raised in Ireland, is a certified rescue diver who has spent years of his young life rescuing migrants from the sea at Lesbos in Greece, one of the major points of entry for refugees to Europe. He is facing charges by the Greek government of people smuggling, espionage and other trumped–up charges for his humanitarian work in saving lives. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in jail. He is an eloquent and electrifying spokesman for the work he does.

He will be interviewed by Professor John Morrissey, Associate Director of the Moore Institute at NUI Galway, and an advisor to the UN on refugee matters.

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