Migration and Struggle in Greece

Archive for January, 2013


Posted by clandestina on 18 January 2013

A young male from Pakistan aged 27 was murdered yesterday late in the morning at approximately 3.30am, in the area of Petralona in the centre of Athens. The perpetrators were two Greek men aged 28 and 24 years old. The young Pakistani was attacked with a knife and died shortly afterwards. After the murder the two men tried to ride away on their motorbike, but the neighbours and eyewitnesses of the murder kept track of their license plates, they were arrested soon thereafter near Syntagma square by the Police. Anti-racist organizations demonstrated this afternoon in the neighbourhood.

One of the accused assassins was serving in the Fire Department. In the appartments of the two arrested the police found batons, butterfly knives, bullets, brass knuckles, an airgun, and, among other things, dozens of election leaflets for the Golden Dawn neonazi party.

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BBC: The tourists held by Greek police as illegal migrants

Posted by clandestina on 10 January 2013


The tourists held by Greek police as illegal migrants

By Chloe Hadjimatheou BBC News, Athens

Hyun Young Jung

Greek police have stepped up efforts to catch illegal immigrants in recent months, launching a new operation to check the papers of people who look foreign. But tourists have also been picked up in the sweeps – and at least two have been badly beaten. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hunger strike in Amygdaleza

Posted by clandestina on 3 January 2013

Yesterday, January 2 2013, 15 kids held in Amygdaleza migrant detention centre for immigrants started a hunger strike to protest the beating of an 11-yr-old boy by police on January 1st, 2013. The kid was asking to go to the toilet…

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