A shocking picture on Sunday morning: a man tied with an iron chain on a tree. His beaten face was swollen, he was in a stage of shock. Passers by alarmed the police that needed a special tool to cut the chain and free the unlucky victim of a brutal assault. The man, of Egyptian origin was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The victim told police officers that he was beaten and chained on the tree by his employer, a baker.
The baker was arrested in the afternoon and he told police that he punished the man because he caught him stealing.
The unprecendeed assault occurred in Ambelakia area of Salamina, some 60 km west from Athens.
On Sunday noon, a migrant from Bangladesh migrant was stabbed on the leg by three Greek men in Palaio Faliro suburb of south Athens, so the police.
Racist motivated attacks have sharply increased in recent months with right-wing extremists launching organized attacks against undocumented and documented migrants.