Thessaloniki bus driver gets suspended sentence for racist behavior

A bus driver in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Monday was handed a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for three years, after being found guilty of denying two black passengers service because of their race, and not because they had failed to display valid tickets, as he had originally claimed.

At the trial, witnesses said that the driver swore at the two men, reportedly from Africa, while claiming to be a supporter of ultranationalist Golden Dawn.

The case was brought to light last April by a group of lawyers.

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