Greek PM hosts Afghan boy, 11, whose home was targeted by racist vandals


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed 11-year-old Afghan schoolboy Amir to the Maximos Mansion for a meeting that was also attended by Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas.

Last Friday, the boy's home came under attack by unidentified racist vandals who smashed windows with stones and bottles, leaving a cardboard sign reading “Go away, back to your village, go away.” 

The 11-year-old was chosen to carry the Greek flag at an Ochi Day parade at the end of last month. However, he was not allowed to carry the flag and instead carried the school’s sign. Political parties and migrant groups condemned the attack.