Athens mayor talks to parents of murdered migrant

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis (photo) met on Monday with the parents of 27-year-old Luqman Shahzad, the Pakistani man who was murdered in Petralona, central Athens, in January while cycling to work.

Kaminis assured Shahzad’s parents that the City of Athens would stand by them.

“Luqman’s sacrifice did not go to waste as his cold-blooded murder made the Greek public sit up and listen,” he said.

“It was the start of the political isolation of racism and xenophobia.”

Two Greek men with alleged links to neo-Nazi Golden Dawn are standing trial for the migrant’s murder.

A judicial council decided over the weekend that the pair, Dionysis Liakopoulos and Christos Stergiopoulos, should be granted bail.

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