The Turkish driver of a smuggler boat which capsized killing three children appeared before a prosecutor on the Greek island of Samos— but Greek police had their moment with him before his court appearance.
Twenty-year-old Ak Oskart faces charges of manslaughter, smuggling refugees and causing a shipwreck. The boat capsized while crossing from Turkey to the Greek islands on the night of January 14, 2016.
British Sky News cameras captured the smuggler as Greek police forced him to kneel before the body bags of the dead children— a little girl aged four and two two-year-old boys— on the deck of a Greek coast guard ship transferring him and the survivors to Samos.
Police boarded the boat in Samos to arrest the driver.
But before taking him away they dragged him towards the bodybags of the youngsters shouting ‘look’.
He was forced to kneel – just a few feet away from the children.
After a while he looked down, not wanting to look anymore.
But after seeing a sobbing father identify his two-year-old son, Oskart broke down himself.
Boat Driver Forced To Kneel By BodiesThe Turkish driver of a boat that capsized on its way to Greece is forced to kneel next to body bags containing his three alleged child victims. Warning: Video contains distressing images.
Posted by Sky News on Saturday, January 16, 2016