Salam Aldeen: People smuggler or refugee rescuer?
07 May 2018 | 2:18 pm
When Dänish entrepreneur Salam Aldeen saw images of three-year-old Alan Kurdi lying dead on a beach, he was moved to save as many people fleeing Syria as he could. Now he is on trial for people smuggling. Could the charges be politically motivated?
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