Greece: racist attacks and a new asylum legislation
Posted by clandestina on 20 November 2010
On November 10, 2010, near a gas station on the national road connecting Ioannina and Igoumenitsa, a racist opened fire against a group of 5 immigrants. A 23-years-old Kurd from Iraq was injured in his genitals. On November 19 police arrested as a suspect for the attack a 38-years-old Greek. The owner of the gas station had photos (on facebook) posing with kalashnikov machine guns…
On November 15, 2010, 4 Greeks holding hunting shotguns attacked 2 immigrants in Kastelli beach at Creta island. The 2 Palestinians suffered heavy beating. They were both brought to hospital. One had wounds on his head and got 24 stitches and the other broken leg and arm (photo).
On November 16, 2010, policemen, for no apparent reason, arrested an Afghan immigrant who was working at a Lidl super market in Athens. They brought him to Peristeri police station, were they systematically tortured him (photo 1, 2).
On November 18, 2010, the ministry of public order presented the new greek legislation on asylum policy and immigration. It involves the creation of a new asylum agency, the construction of screening centres and the use of former military camps for deportation lagers.
P.S. And some good news… the iranian hunger strikers were granted asylum.