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Parents of murdered Pakistani worker in Athens to attend trial

Trial of two Golden Dawn supporters for murder of Shehzad Luqman opens on December 18

Shehzad Luqman (27) was stabbed seven times as he made his way to work on his bicycle in the early hours of January 17. Two Golden Dawn supporters will stand trial for his murder on December 18

Mourners pray over the coffin of Shehzad Luqman during a funeral ceremony in front of Athens city hall, 19 January 2013 Mourners pray over the coffin of Shehzad Luqman during a funeral ceremony in front of Athens city hall, 19 January 2013 The parents of a Pakistani man stabbed to death in Athens earlier this year will be in Greece for the trial of his alleged murderers, which opens on December 18.

A migrant who had been working in Greece for five years, Shehzad Luqman (27) was stabbed seven times as he made his way to work on his bicycle in the early hours of January 17.

Two Golden Dawn supporters, Dionysis Liakopoulos and Christos Stergiopoulos, will stand trial for his murder.

According to a taxi driver who witnessed the incident, which occured in the western Athens suburb of Petralona, one of the two accused attacked Luqman with a knife from behind.

Luqman's family speak from their home in Pakistan ahead of the trial

Luqman's parents will attend a commemorative event for their son on Saturday 14 December, which will be attended by the parents of Pavlos Fyssas, the antifascist rapper murdered by a self-confessed Golden Dawn supporter in September.

Organised by the United Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat (Keerfa), the event will be held in the Athens municipal cultural centre (Akadimias 50, near Panepistimio metro station) at 6pm.

Banner calling for justice for Shehzad Luqman Banner calling for justice for Shehzad Luqman

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