Swedish-Greek actor victim of homophobic assault

A Swedish actor and former Left Party deputy was seriously beaten during a homophobic assault in Athens, according to media reports.

The 41-year-old Tasso Stafilidis, who is of Greek descent, was attacked by unknown men during a recent holiday in Greece.

The men punched and kicked Stafilidis on the body and head while hurling homophobic comments, according to reports.