Three teens ar­rested over racist at­tack in Aspropy­r­gos

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Three teenagers were ar­rested yes­ter­day in con­nec­tion with a bru­tal at­tack last Satur­day against two Pak­istani mi­grant work­ers in the in­dus­trial zone of Aspropy­r­gos, west of Athens. Two of the sus­pects are aged 17, while the other is 18.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice in western At­tica, all three sub­scribe to far­right ide­olo­gies, but there was no ev­i­dence link­ing them to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party or other right-wing ex­trem­ist groups.

Po­lice found bats and other in- crim­i­nat­ing items in a search of their homes.

All three – eth­nic Greeks from the for­mer Soviet Union – have re­port­edly been in trou­ble with au­thor­i­ties in the past due to vi­o­lent be­hav­ior, with at least one in­ci­dent mo­ti­vated by racist ide­ol­ogy.

One of the ar­rested sus­pects was iden­ti­fied by the mi­grant work­ers as one of their at­tack­ers. All three sus­pects have re­port­edly con­fessed to car­ry­ing out the at­tack.

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