Greek police murdered Nikos Sabanis, an 18-year-old Roma man, with 38 bullets in a suburb of Athens.
A 16-year-old was also injured, and another teenager fled the scene of the incident. Seven police officers were arrested, but were quickly released amid applause by their families and police officers who called them “heroes.”
This is not the first time that Greek police officers resort to using their guns against young people – especially Roma people and migrants – without fear of prosecution.
Romaphobia and racism are deep-rooted within Greek society and its authorities; police racial profiling and violence against innocent people happen on a daily order. redfish spoke to Nikos’ family and their lawyer, who say they will not rest until justice is served and the police officers responsible are sent to jail.