TEXT: ANDRÉS MOURENZA // PHOTO: ALESSANDRO PENSO
The main suspect of the racist attack to the migrants of Corinth, Greece -the driver of the black Renault- was not in fact detained by police but walked with his lawyer to the police station after the 48-hour period after the incident during which he would have been arrested, a source in Corinth told this journalist.
The case will go to court, although for the moment only the main suspect will be charged, and not his colleagues that also attacked the migrants. For this to happen, it would be needed that the migrants sue them, but as they don’t have the proper legal documents for residing in Greece, this is impossible. “We offered to help them ask for legal papers so that they can sue them, but they don’t want papers because that will prove that Greece is their country of entrance to the EU and they will be sent back here if they are arrested in another country (and they don’t want to stay here forever)”, explained Panos Damelos, from the Antirracist Initiative of Corinth. He told this journalist that also the papers given by the hospital after the agression “gave to little information” and “didn’t mention what the injuries were”. “We asked for a proper diagnosis”, the activist added.