ATHENS – Ali Riaz, a Pakistani citizen working as a cabbie, was shot within the head within the Southeast European nation in a suspected hate crime.
Stories in worldwide media stated the 26-year-old Pakistani citizen was attacked in central Athens whereas he was returning with one other Muslim member from Eid prayers.
The sufferer of the most recent Islamophobic incident advised state TV ERT that he didn’t see the face of the attacker however talked about that he was white.
The latest incident surfaced forward of an appeals trial on June 15 involving dozens of members of the Golden Daybreak group – a far-right ultranationalist political occasion in Greece.
The violent incident just isn’t the primary one because the chief of neo Nazi group and almost 60 different members had been discovered responsible of participation in a legal organisation.
Golden Daybreak, which rose to prominence throughout Greece’s monetary disaster of 2009, was concerned in lots of violent assaults together with the homicide of a Greek anti-racism rapper and the intense beating of an Egyptian fisherman.
Of the 57 folks convicted lately, round 40 had been jailed and 35 are nonetheless behind bars.
A latest report from the United Nations depicts an general rise in Islamophobic incidents across the globe. The United Nations Human Rights Council report means that worldwide organisations and governments ought to do extra to fight Islamophobia.