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Danish voldsoffer: chief of Police angry over the assault

The Danish voldsoffer, Ahmad Walid Rashidi, now fighting one man in order to get the Greek police to seriously go into the attack on him and two iranian comrades Saturday 11. July in the Athens nightlife.

The 28-year-old student of afghan origin have not only sent letters to the president of the republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and the prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and put statsoverhovedernes network in motion.

Danish voldsoffer in front of the nightclub KimZu close by the Acropolis in central Athens. It was here that he and two companions were allegedly attacked by seven to ten men, as victims were seen as doormen. Photo: Lars Schmidt

- Their assistants have returned, and they tell us that they are considering to meet with me, says Ahmad Walid Rashidi.

It is also, according to the dane even managed to get the city's top police chief, General Police Officer Georgos Giannanis, in speech.

- He has promised that he will now put an internal study underway of the police officers, who have had something to do with the case. He was angry, and acknowledged to me that policing in this matter have not been good enough, says Ahmad Walid Rashidi.

Facts about voldssagen

The 28-year-old student Danish citizen, Ahmad Walid Rashidi and two iranian comrades was on Saturday 11. July around midnight and assaulted in front of the nightclub KimZu in Athens international festmiljø.

They were previously rejected by the club's doormen. On the open street they were then, according to Ahmad, entirely unprovoked attacked, with the tramp, punches and kicks of seven to ten dørmands-types, who shouted racist epithets.

The brutal episode cost the vacationers dane of afghan origin, a broken nose, fractures to temporalknoglen in the ear with impaired hearing to follow as well as a destroyed benprotese. A companion's jaw fractured in three places, while the food got feces.

There was supposedly many people present, but no one intervened. The police questioned later KimZu's staff but declined, according to the dane to initiate an investigation, when the case was allegedly 'impossible'. Facing the Extra Leaf has the bar's executive director maintained that none of his employees had something with the attack to do.

There exists no overvågningsbilleder of the incident.

Ahmad Walid Rashidi, who have lost a brother and his father during the war in Afghanistan, is now back in Athens, together with a photographer to focus on the attack and it eskalarende xenophobia in Europe, as, in his opinion, had fertile ground in the.

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the Police reported in the first place back to the dane, that there was no basis to initiate an investigation, although there, after Ahmads opinion were many eyewitnesses present, seven to ten dørmandstyper attacked him and the two comrades in front of the nightclub KimZu and allegedly shouted rascistiske invective.

Ekstra mention of voldssagen in the newspaper 28. July 2020

Ahmad Walid Rashidi has also persuaded several opposition politicians to ask questions in parliament, the Vouli ton Ellinon.

- I can well understand what lies behind it here. There is a very inflamed situation in Greece, with many refugees, a huge polarization and a severely strained economy. It is very much a country that is going the wrong way, explains Ahmad Walid Rashidi.

Ahmad Walid Rashidi has had a fuming hurry to give interviews to Greek media, during his return visit in Athens. Here, he keeps himself up to date on his cell phone. Photo: Lars Schmidt

The tenacious student rejects in particular, there should be a personal campaign. He hopes that his example in the very best case can help to advance by discrimination in the police and the political system in the european countries.

See also: Greek xenophobia: Dane maimed of the doormen

See also: Greece in the boil: attack on Danish tourist is tophistorie

- There is racism everywhere and it is getting worse and worse. Justice I have not gained, but I've got recognized, that the police have not done it well enough, and that there are serious structural nodules in Greece.

Ahmad Walid Rashidi intend to stay in Greece, until he has documented the safety of that Greek police are investigating the attack and goes after the raise of specific charges in his case.

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Defender: It is a dangerous course

Dane's lawyer, Silvia Boyanova, informs, that the police preliminary material in voldssagen Monday will be reviewed at a hearing behind closed doors.

- therefore I can not comment on the matter. Not besides, that the police are really working fast now, says the lawyer, who also will not indicate whether there are arrests or charges on the way.

Silvia Boyanova estimates that her client's criticism of the work of the police right after the attack has been perfectly fine. She agrees that they (the police officers, red.) 'did nothing'.

But as the case develops now, it is a dangerous direction to go to the media, think Silvia Boyanova.

- Why? Because your client puts himself out with the authorities?

I can not elaborate.

See also: Loop on the assault on the danes: 'I am disgusted'

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