Activists decry illegal horse track in Lesvos’ Natura area

Animal rights activists and concerned citizens decry the illegal transformation of a 900-meter road in a Natura area on the island of Lesvos into a horse racing track.

Although the Environment Ministry was involved in the issue, calling for a "complete ban on any kind of excavation activity in the area," races were held as normal, and attended by local officials.

Refugees rescued from rocky Lesvos shore 

Two female refugees were rescued in a remote location in the wider area of Kapi on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Sunday morning. 

Another nine people were found on Saturday afternoon in the area, but the two women could not be rescued from the rocky shore. 

The two women were extricated by police and fire brigade forces and were taken to Mytilene Hospital. 

The three ‘Lesvos grandmas’

"What did I do? I didn't do anything. I just wanted to help the girl, who was wet and tired." That is how Militsa (Emilia) Kamvisi had described her spontaneous decision to bottle-feeding the baby of a young Syrian woman who had just landed on the shores of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean after making the treacherous crossing from Turkey in October 2015.

Moria arson appeal trial postponed to Wednesday

The trial in the second instance at the Mixed Jury Court of Appeal of the North Aegean regarding the arson of the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesvos on September 9, 2020, has been deferred to Wednesday.

The four Afghan defendants have been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a criminal court on the nearby island of Chios.