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Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany
From BBC - August 11, 2017

A German court has jailed two Syrian people traffickers over the deaths of 13 migrants in the Mediterranean in 2015.

Two children are still missing after the inflatable dinghy hit a freighter off the Greek island of Lesbos.

The 27-year-old who organised the crossing was jailed for four years.

The man steering the boat was given a two-and-a-half year sentenced. He had been offered free passage in return for taking the helm.

A third man received a suspended sentence. The boat was heading from Turkey to Greece.

The case came to a German court because one of the alleged smugglers was arrested in a refugee camp in Burghausen, in the country's south-east.

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