Lesvos arsonists identified

Lesvos arsonists identified

Police on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos were over the weekend seeking three foreign nationals who have been identified as the perpetrators behind a fire that broke out earlier this month at a facility for refugees operated by a Swiss non-governmental organization.

The March 7 fire destroyed the facility, which contained education and recreation facilities for migrants, but caused no injuries. Of the three suspects being sought, one – a 59-year-old man – has a Greek passport, according to police who traced the alleged perpetrators using footage from surveillance cameras of businesses in the area.

They believe that the 59-year-old used his car to transfer the two other suspects to the facility on the night of the fire. He has allegedly confessed to his role in the arson.

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