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Greece in boil: attack on Danish tourist is tophistorie

The Danish students and tourist, Ahmad Walid Rashidi, who in July was injured in the face in what he called a violent 'hate crime', in front of a nightclub in Athens, has now been put in the media and the political landscape in the state of alert in the crisis-ridden EU country.

After returning to Athens to shout the police and the justice system up and put the focus on xenophobia, is the 28-year-old dane of afghan origin, in the course of a few days pulled the front pages of countless newspapers and magazines and given 18 interviews about his case.

The Danish studerenden photographed shortly after the attack in Athens. He sustained, among other things, a broken nose. Photo: Private

he tells Extra Magazine in a telephone interview.

- TV-stations like CNN and NBC have also turned. They have asked me to be in the country, so they go into in the story. And this weekend coming I'm also on the Greek tv. It surprises me positively, that there has been so much media interest down here, says Ahmad Walid Rashidi.

Here is a selection of the Greek media articles about Ahmad Walid Rashidis case. Photo: Private

But he is disappointed that the story does not evoke more resonance in Denmark. The former prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, has to turn on its Twitter profile done by supporting the dane.

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

In the attack was Ahmad Walid Rashidi as previously mentioned in Ekstra Bladet subjected to the blows and kicks that broke his nose and also threw breach on the temporalknoglen in the ear with impaired hearing to follow as well as a destroyed benprotese of themselves.

His two iranian comrades got kæbebrud.

Facts about voldssagen

The 28-year-old student Danish citizen Ahmad Walid Rashidiog 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 was the then follow Ahmad completely unprovoked assaulted with 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 were many people present, but no one intervened. The police questioned later KimZu's staff but declined 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 seven to ten dørmandstyper, which attacks the three men, shouted according to Ahmad and the wounded comrade, as the Extra Blade also has spoken with racist epithets, while they beat and kicked.

Ahmad Walid Rashidi is not in doubt, why his fight for justice has sparked such massive media interest in a country where attacks on refugees and asylum seekers daily lives.

Ahmad Walid Rashidi has so far given 18 interviews during his stay in Athens, and more are on the way. Photo: Lars Schmidt.

- I am a tourist who will have justice but not part of the political spectrum. It makes an impression. No the greeks are interested in, there will be drawn a picture of their country as a place where 'hate speech' are prevalent, and where the police obviously not doing their work, he says.


Even the pro-government media has provided articles about the case a distinctive setup.

The journalists, the dane has spoken with, have typically noticed the attention-grabbing in that it was one of the victims of violence and not one of the countless eyewitnesses to the attack in Athens festgade, which sounded the alarm to the police.

Ahmad Walid Rashidi is interviewed by a Greek journalist. The country's media has largely covered the unsolved deadliest single targeted killing. Photo: Lars Schmidt

Ahmad Walid Rashidi has come over a part of the physical damage and also psychological well against. He maintains that his goal with the trip back to the 'Gateway to Europe', of course, is to put the perpetrators to account and get the police to initiate an effective investigation.

- I lost the leg to the islamic fighters in my country, and now I have lost my hearing and my balance to racists. I have paid twice, with my body problems, I'm born with, says Ahmad Walid Rashidi.

the Dane describes the attack in the Athens nightlife as bloody and painful but insists that it has done more evil, and that the authorities subsequently discriminated against him by failing to take action opposite the robbers.

Danish voldsoffer hælmer not, before the Greek police and the justice system has gone seriously into the attack on him and two companions in front of the nightclub KimZu in Athens. Photo: Lars Schmidt

Ahmad Walid Rashidi would also like to raise a debate about what he calls the authorities ' failure to act opposite reviews about the 'hate crime'.

Amnesty International released earlier in the year, according to the Greek media Ta Nea, a report documenting that the number of voldssager directed against refugees in the Greek territories against Turkey's border is significantly increasing.

See also: Greek xenophobia: Dane maimed of the doormen

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