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Prayers in Greece held for slain immigrant

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 00:19

Athens: About 150 members of Greece`s Pakistani community have gathered outside Athens City Hall to say prayers for one of their own who was fatally stabbed by suspected extreme rightists.
The crowd, joined by a handful of Greeks, paid its respects today to 27-year-old Shehzad Luqman, whose coffin was displayed inside a hearse. He was killed Thursday.

The mourners displayed a banner saying in English and Greek, "Punishment to the fascist murderers of Shehzad Luqman."

Several organizations, including unions, anti-racist activists and soccer fan clubs, have called for an anti-racist demonstration for today afternoon. It will be followed by a concert at Athens` Syntagma square.

Two Greek men in their 20s have been charged with murder.

Authorities found pamphlets for the ultra-right Golden Dawn party at a suspect`s house.


First Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 00:19
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