Sarah Mardini is a Syrain woman human rights defender. She worked as a migrant rights defender and volunteered in search and rescue operations with the now-defunct Emergency Response Center International (ERCI) between 2016 and 2018. Despite continued cooperation with the authorities, Sarah was arrested for her humanitarian work on 21 August 2018 and spent 106 days in pre-trial detention. The charges made against her include money laundering, espionage and assisting illegal smuggling networks. The case remains ongoing and she faces 25 years imprisonment.