Pak­istani’s par­ents at­tend event for mur­dered rap­per

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A me­mo­rial rally or­ga­nized by an anti-fas­cist group yes­ter­day at the spot where rap­per Pav­los Fys­sas was stabbed to death by a self-con­fessed mem­ber of ne­o­fas­cist Golden Dawn in Septem­ber was at­tended by the par­ents of a Pak­istani man mur­dered in cen­tral Athens a year ago.

The par­ents of 27-year-old Luqman Shahzad joined anti-fas­cist pro­test­ers in the Pi­raeus sub­urb of Ker­atsini, where Fys­sas was killed on Septem­ber 18. Their own son was stabbed to death just over a year ago when he was attacked by two men who are cur­rently on trial and are sus­pected of hav­ing ties to Golden Dawn.

The Pak­istani cou­ple had ex­pressed their de­sire to meet with Fys­sas’s par­ents who, how­ever, did not at­tend yes­ter­day’s event.

“No mother, no fa­ther, should ever ex­pe­ri­ence the pain we felt when we heard that our child had been stabbed while go­ing to work to make money to help us,” Shahzad’s par­ents said in a state­ment.

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