Victims Data
Victims Nationality/Ethnic Origin Pakistani
Victims Gender Male
Victims Age 26-35
Victims Number 1
Fatalities - deaths 1
Perpetrators Data
Perpetrators Nationality/Ethnic Origin Greek
Perpetrator Gender Male
Perpetrator Age 18-25, 26-35
Perpetrators Number 2
Extremist/Organised Group Violence No

A 27 year-old Pakistani immigrant was stabbed to death on Thursday, January 17th 2013 at 03:00 by two (2) Greeks on a scooter, because he blocked their road with his bicycle. According to the testimony of a taxi driver, the two perpetrators approached the victim from behind and attacked him with a knife. Perpetrators, aged 24 and 28 years old, told the police that they stabbed him because he was blocking their road with his bicyle [1].

Police investigation revealed two (2) knives (butterfly daggers) carried by the perpetrators, while in searches conducted in their houses police found three (3) butterfly daggers, one (1) knife, one (1) black blade with special grip, one (1) air pistol, one (1) brass knuckle, numerous metal beads, two (2) military rifle bullets, two (2) wooden bats and one (1) sling. Police also found fifty (50) election leaflets of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in the house of the 24 year-old perpetrator [2].

The Greek section of Amnesty International said in a press release that the murder of the Pakistani shows the inneffectivenes of the Greek authorities to combat racist violence. Marek Marczynski, Program Director of Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia, said: "this attack is not an isolated incident. The last year we have noted an escalation of racially motivated attacks [3].


  1. iefimerida, 17.01.2013, Έλληνες μαχαίρωσαν και σκότωσαν Πακιστανό στα Πετράλωνα (Greeks stabbed and killed Pakistani in Petralona),, Accessed on 18.01.2013.
  2. imerisia, 17.01.2013, Φυλλάδια της Χρυσής Αυγής στα σπίτια των δολοφόνων του Πακιστανού ( Golden Dawn brochures in the houses of the killers of the Pakistani),, Accessed on 18.01.2013.
  3. Amnesty International - Greek Section, 17.01.2013, Press Release: H δολοφονια αλλοδαπου δειχνει την αποτυχια της ελλαδας να αντιμετωπισει τη ρατσιστικη βια (The foreigner's murder shows Greece's failure to combat racist violence),η-δολοφονία-αλλοδαπού-δείχνει-την-απο, Accessed on 18.01.2013.