Immigrant dies after police torture in Athens

A 25 year old Pakistani sans papier immigrant succumbed yesterday to woulds inflicted while being tortured in the police station of Nikea, Athens, two weeks ago.

Mohamed Kamran Atif, a 25 year old Pakistani sans papier immigrant succumbed on Friday 9th of October to wounds inflicted while being tortured in the police station of Nikea, an Athens suburb, between the 26th and 28th of September 2009.

On September 26 at 1:30 am, 15 cops broke in the appartment of the young man, beating him and his family, alleging that Mohamed had beaten a greek adolescent. According to neighbours the cops dragged Mohamed by his feet down the stairs banging his head on his steps till he fainted.

The police then took Mohamed to the police station of Nikea where he was held for two days subjected to brutal torture. The police tied him up and beat him with sticks, followed by electric shocks to the hands and knees. Upon his release, due to the case against him found without ground, Mohamed avoided going to the hospital due to the new law that would have refused him healthcare as he lacks papers. As a result within a few weeks lesions caused by the torture led to his death.

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taxikipali
Oct 10 2009 16:07

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husunzi
Oct 11 2009 15:03

God this is so fucked up. Day after day new outrageous stories from the Greek revival of totalitarianism. Everyone who is capable must go to Greece asap and put as much pressure as possible on the new Greek government to say: we won't accept this as a new standard of state repression!