Victims Data
Victims Nationality/Ethnic Origin Bangladeshi, Iranian, Pakistani
Victims Gender Male, Female
Victims Age 26-35
Victims Number 5
Fatalities - deaths N/A
Perpetrators Data
Perpetrators Nationality/Ethnic Origin N/A
Perpetrator Gender N/A
Perpetrator Age N/A
Perpetrators Number 30
Extremist/Organised Group Violence Yes

Passengers of the Athens Piraeus Electric Railways (ISAP) witnessed several attacks against immigrants by supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

On Tuesday night, 30th of May, a group of youngsters attacked a Pakistani immigrant on St Nicolas Electric Railways station deck, causing him multiple injuries. According to eye witnesses, the perpetrators were shouting slogans of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Police also examines that the perpetrators possibly came from Golden Dawn's rally commemorating the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Subway passengers also witnessed other violent incidents against immigrants by supporters of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, who had participated earlier in their party's rally in the Athens centre. Golden Dawn denied, in a statement, any involvement in violent incidents [1, 2 & 3].

Two days earlier (28.05.2012), a 33 year-old Bangladeshi immigrant was stabbed and robbed of 130euros in a wagon at Omonoia subway station. According to the Subway workers union, passengers witnessed the perpetrator shouting slogans of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party [1]. 

In another incident in Ilioupoli suburb, strangers attacked and injured an Iranian immigrant with a sharp object. Then, the offenders attacked and robbed a couple that was leaving in another floor of the building [2].


  1. Ta Nea, 30.05.2012, Βλέπουν τη Χρυσή Αυγή πίσω από τις επιθέσεις σε αλλοδαπούς (They see Golden Dawn behind the attacks on foreigners),, Accessed on 31.05.2012
  2. Ta Nea, 30.05.2012, Νέα περιστατικά με θύματα οικονομικούς μετανάστες στην Αττική (New incidents with economic immigrants as victims in Attica),, Accessed on 31.05.2012
  3. Ethnos, 31.05.2012, Ξυλοδαρμός Πακιστανού σε σταθμό του ΗΣΑΠ (Beating of a Pakistani in Electric Railway station),, Accessed on 01.05.2012