Iasonas Apostolopoulos is an activist and Rescue Coordinator on board the Mare Jonio, currently on its 10th mission in the central Mediterranean.
For months Iasonas has the target of threats by Greek neo-Nazi groups because of his rescue work at sea and his denounciation of human rights violations and the illegal pushbacks by the Greek authorities in the Aegean Sea.
These repeated attacks against him culminated a few days ago. In an attempt to intimidate him and threaten his and his family’s safety, his personal details were published online and immediately shared by accounts linked to Greek neo-fascist right.
After this grave and dangerous attack against Iasonas, we sent a letter to the Greek Ambassador in Rome, asking him to intervene with the Greek government to ensure the protection and safety of Iasonas and his family. We have also asked him to take all necessary measures to stop the threatening and intimidating activities of neo-Nazi organisations of the extreme right.
Here the letter in its full version: