Store owner was ‘threatened’ after reporting police

A 31-year-old Pakistani national who owns a convenience store in Piraeus claims to have been intimidated after reporting two police officers who demanded that he pay them 300 euros during an inspection in February in order for them to waive a fine.

The store owner claims his shop facade was smashed by vandals and that he received a note containing threatening language last Sunday – two weeks after the officers’ arrest. And on February 25, when the officers’ went on trial, the 31-year-old said he was taken to his local police precinct for an identity check.

The officers, aged 26 and 31, received 22-month suspended prison terms that they have appealed.