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Farmer shoots and injures 16-year-old Syrian asylum seeker in Moria

A 16-year-old Syrian asylum seeker is hospitalized in the hospital of Mytiline with injuries in the head and the feet. The teenager was shot by a local farmer of the Moria village around 6 o’ clock  Tuesday afternoon.

The incident took place in a land plot north of the Moria reception and identification center (hotspot.)

The farmer’s motive for the shooting is not known so far, however the incident took place in front of the victim’s parents and an under-aged brother.

The Syrian family reportedly arrived on the island of Lesvos two days ago, in the morning of July 8th.

The farmer run away but was apprehended by police later in the evening.

The 78-year-old man is reportedly  a former convict who was sentenced and served his sentence for the murder of his wife. According to media information, he lives in a house inside the land plot and he has tried to use his weapon also in the past to scare migrants and refugees away from his property.

The family from Syria had temporarily left the Moria camp on Monday night seeking refuge in the land plot after a brawl broke out between Arab and Afghan groups of asylum seekers leaving 12 people injured. The family was waiting for things to calm down in order to return to the camp.

The perpetrator told police that he was afraid they were going to rob him.

Citing hospital sources, media report that the the teenager has escaped a life threatening condition.

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2 comments

  1. The Reality is The Afghans the Pakistani’s or people from Bangladesh or Africa are not being persecuted by their goverment. Young men that have left their countries in search of a better life think that the grass is greener on the other side. This leaves a problem for genuine refugee families coming from Syria. At the end of the day they the Syrians would have no need to migrate to any other country. You can not cage humans you should not make it illegal for other humans that want to help other human beings in need. The Syrians should be allowed to work in Greece or any other part of Europe. They should have freedom of movement. The Greek people & other Europeans want to help & this way we can take some responsibility for decent refugee’s. but the Government needs to relax it laws on immigrants. Athens red light district needs to be shut down there’s a problem. You don’t need to be an N.G.O to help another human being. Greece has so much potential most reject fascist or racist groups such as the Golden Dawn group etc… Peace in Greece!! Throughout the World it’s a political problem we have idiotic leaders who only know how to line their own pockets.

  2. So what about the rights of Greeks ? Do they have the right to work in the USA, England or any other civilised country without visa or citizenship