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Police accused of coverup in immigrant attack

Immigrant and antifascist organisations say police in western Athenian suburb are detaining victims who report attacks

Immigrant and antifascist groups are accusing Menidi police of having covered up additional attacks on immigrants in the Western Athenian suburb (Enet) Immigrant and antifascist groups are accusing Menidi police of having covered up additional attacks on immigrants in the Western Athenian suburb (Enet) The United Movement Against Racism and Fascist Threat (Keerfa) and Greek Pakistani Community are accusing Menidi police of covering up a recent immigrant attack in the Western Athenian suburb.

On Sunday, March 31, three immigrants went to the Menidi police station after being attacked that afternoon on Dede and Megalou Alexandrou streets. 

According to Keerfa's document, six hooded men dressed in black approached the immigrants and asked them for residency papers, posing as law enforcement officials. They then attacked the immigrants with knuckledusters, fleeing the scene soon after.

Upon reporting the incident, the immigrants were placed in police custody despite suffering from visible injuries, with one of the men nearly unconscious. Twenty hours later, they were sent to the hospital. 

"The Menidi police are covering attacks by fascists and detaining immigrant-victims," says the document, also noting that the area's police station "has in the past covered attacks by Golden Dawn in the homes of immigrants." 

Keerfa further notes an escalation in immigrant attacks in the last month, citing a 'self-appointed neo-Nazi group' that 'patrols Agios Giorgos Square through Dede Street and attacks immigrants.' 

Enet

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