Migration and Struggle in Greece

Archive for June, 2012

Almost daily by now the murderous racist attacks in Greece

Posted by clandestina on 26 June 2012


A report by Infomobile

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A wall against the immigration : Evros river, the oriental gate of Europe

Posted by clandestina on 26 June 2012

A reportage by Mauro Prandelli

Evros river is the 160 km natural borderline between Greece and Turkey, Europe and Asia and since 2007 one of the preferential ways for the immigration to Europe.
Riverside had been planned the construction of a ditch and the first 15 kilometres were ready in August 2011. The initial project, later considered to be too expensive, was then changed into a double barrier of wire-netting and barbed wire. Read the rest of this entry »

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907 kilometres from Orestiada to Athena

Posted by clandestina on 26 June 2012

A reportage by Mauro Prandelli

907 kilometres is the distance to reach the Omonia quarter, in the centre of Athena, leaving from the Greek-Turkish border. This is a political border represented by the Evros river, the 160 km natural borderline between two countries, Greece and Turkey, but also between two worlds, two cultures. This river is the gateway for many migrants who try to enter into Europe from the East, it is the oriental gate of Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s still like being in a war zone – Immigrants in Greece

Posted by clandestina on 25 June 2012

Video by ReelNews:

Refugees trying to reach safety in Europe get stuck in Greece: Once in Europe, they have to remain in the country they first arrived in. They speak about lack of basic support like housing, clothing and food and daily racist abuse. Not only by fascists like Golden Dawn, but also Greek people – and the police.

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Patras: immigrant in serious condition after attack

Posted by clandestina on 25 June 2012

An unknown man suffered serious injuries and was in coma at the Patra hospital following a gang attack on Sunday night, according to local reports.
The victim, who is said to be an “illegal” immigrant, was assailed by a group of men on motorbikes. He was rescued by people who were watching a play at a nearby theater.
Witnesses have identified one of the assailants as a local member of the far right Golden Dawn party, according to a local newspaper.
Brutal attacks against migrants in Greece are becoming almost a daily occurrence, with violent mobs acting almost unhindered as police have failed to make any significant arrests.

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Video: stabbing of a Pakistani man at Attiki metro station. More racist attacks…

Posted by clandestina on 19 June 2012


A video of the attack, recorded secretly by a bystander and uploaded onto the Internet, showed a group of young men, most of them dressed in black, running down a flight of stairs at a metro station and attacking someone. Cries of “No, no” in broken Greek can be heard, though the victim is barely discernible, as well as an exchange between two of the assailants.

“Did you stick the knife in him?” one asks. “I shoved it in all the way,” another responds.


Migrants see rise in racist attacks

Representatives of immigrant groups in Athens have told Kathimerini in the wake of an Egyptian man being seriously beaten by a group of assailants that there has been a spike in the number of attacks on foreigners following the May 6 election, when neo-Nazi Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) vastly increased its share of the vote.

“Things have got worse since the elections,” Reza Gholami, the head of an association of Afghans, told Kathimerini. “There are daily beatings. These guys don’t just want to frighten people, they are hitting to kill. They are hitting on the head, a lot of people are attacking at the same time. Most incidents are not known because immigrants do not notify authorities. They are afraid for their lives or don’t have legal papers or lack the funds to pay the cost of a lawsuit.”

Another immigrant, who wished to remain anonymous, described how attacks take place in the Aghios Panteleimonas district of Athens, where he lives.

“The attacks are carried out by gangs, either on motorbikes or on foot,” he said. “If there is a witness, the attackers start shouting that the victim is a thief.”

An Egyptian fisherman was severely beaten at his home in Perama, near Piraeus, early on Tuesday. A group of assailants entered the house and while three migrants were able to escape their attackers, the 28-year-old was unable to run away and suffered a broken jaw and nose, as well as other injuries, in the attack. Six suspects, including an 18-year-old woman, were arrested later.

Sources close to the victim told Kathimerini that unidentified individuals approached other Egyptians in the area later in the day and warned them that they would suffer reprisals if anyone testified against the suspects.

A Golden Dawn official told Kathimerini that he did not know if the suspects were members of the far-right party.

In a report on Tuesday, the Guardian newspaper quoted Golden Dawn candidate Ilias Panagiotaros as saying, “If Chrysi Avgi gets into Parliament, it will carry out raids on hospitals and kindergartens and it will throw immigrants and their children out on the street so that Greeks can take their place.”

Source: (12/6/2012)

Recent nazi attacks in Athens:

Jerusalem Post reporter attacked

On June 6, 2012, Jerusalem Post reporter Gil Shefler was assaulted in Athens while trying to film a mob attack outside the National Archeological Museum, one of the city’s main tourist attractions.

The incident began around 8 p.m. when a group of about 20 masked men wielding batons started beating refugees, migrants and homeless people in the middle of the street.


Athens, June 1, 2012: Migrant Stabbed With a Sword – Five Racists Attacks in the last days


Incidents of  migrants stabbed on the streets or at public transport means have increased during the last days, with the latest two attacks to have taken place within 20 minutes. One man from Albania and two men from Poland  fell victims to what it seems to have been ‘racist attacks’.

Eyewitness describe the incredible attack that took place on Thursday night at Neos Kosmos district of southern Athens.

The first victim was an Albanian man who was penetrated with a …sword by attackers on motorcycles outside the elementary school of the area.

Twenty minutes later after the attack and some three kilometers away, two migrants from Poland were attacked with knives. They are also hospitalized but were not able to testify to the police yet.

Last Tuesday, a man from Bangladesh was stabbed by an attacker who was holding a knife inside the Athens Metro in Omonia Square. The attacker managed to flee.

On Monday May 29, a man from Pakistan collapsed at the platform of the Urban Train <Agios Nikolaos> station after he was stabbed.

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Perama: One More Racist Attack Against Migrants – One Victim Hospitalized

Posted by clandestina on 12 June 2012

An organized racist attack took place in the early morning hours of Tuesday, when a group of 20 people,  armed with iron bars, wooden sticks and batons stormed the home where migrants from Egypt have been living. The incident took place in the industrial suburb of Perama, in the southwest of Piraeus. Read the rest of this entry »

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