Racist attacks in Athens, hunger strike in Creta
Posted by clandestina on 30 September 2010
On September 29, a Pakistani immigrant was badly beaten by a group of hooded assailants in Kypseli square in Athens. According to witnesses, the man eventually broke away from his assailants (probably members of a far-right group), who hurled two firebombs at him but missed their target.
Two weeks ago, in the district of Aghios Panteleimonas, near central Athens, Qadir Hussaini, an Afghan translator working for the Doctors of the World aid group was attacked by a group of around 20 people and beaten senseless.
These (and other not so severe incidents) attacks are part of a systematic pogrom against immigrants in Athens.
Meanwhile, on 22 September 2010 15 sans papiers, imprisoned in the police station of Chania (Creta) went on hunger demanding their freedom.