Three Afghans arrested for the murder of 16-year-old

Three Afghans arrested for the murder of 16-year-old

Three Afghan men have been identified and arrested as the killers of a 16-year-old – also Afghani – during a brawl last week at the Elliniko migrant and refugee reception center in southern Athens.

The three men – aged 18, 23 and 37 respectively – are also being accused of the attempted murder of another two Afghan men, who were also involved in the brawl that erupted last Thursday.

According to investigators, the three men worked in a group and regularly harassed other migrants and refugees at the reception center, using knives, bats and other weapons. The group’s 18-year-old leader and the 23-year-old were arrested on Sunday and were to appear before a prosecutor on Monday, while the third in the group was arrested on Friday. 

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