An original translation by Michael Laudahn
In Greece, assaults with a racist background are on the rise. Human-rights organisations report at least 200 incidents during the past two months.
In Greece, racist assaults are on the rise. During the recent case, an egyptian was dragged with a car through the streets of the town of Nea Manolada, on the Peleponnes.
After a dispute, two men clamped the egyptian’s head in their car’s side window, then dragged the man almost 1 km through the streets. On monday, police confirmed the incident which occurred last saturday, and talked about a racist background.
Eye witnesses alarmed police and called an ambulance. According to local media, the 22-year old migrant is no longer in critical condition. Police arrested one greek as the presumed perpetrator, Another man is still wanted.
In recent days in Greece, many assaults have occurred based on a racist background. In Athens, an iraqi migrant was battered to death by men in black.
There were more incidents in the streets, arson attacks were carried out against apartments and accommodations of migrants. Human-rights organizations reported that during the last two months, there were at least 200 attacks with a racist background.
This country at the south-eastern external EU border has for quite a while been the drop-in centre for migrants from mostly Asia and Africa. In the last ten years, more than one million people looked for shelter there. Extreme right-wing parties and groups make racist and anti-foreigner propaganda.
At the June 17th elections, the extreme right-wing and racist party ‘Golden Dawn’ managed to enter parliament, receiving almost seven percent of the votes, equalling 18 deputies.