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Woman jumps from window to escape violent partner (VIDEO)

a victim of domestic violence, a 47-year-old woman jumped from the window of her apartment in Patras to escape her violent partner who was beating and swearing at her.

A video shot during the incident showed the woman first throwing her bag  and then jumping on the sidewalk screaming for help.

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A neighbor in the same building had ran on the street after hearing a big fight, swears and loud noises coming from the apartment. He and a passer-by, a woman, helped the victim and brought her to safety.

The helper told media that he filmed the victim’s escape in order to have a document. “I was afraid something very bad would happen,” he added.

“I heard furniture falling and breaking, terrible insults and terrible voices that escalated as the minutes passed. All this happened at 04:30 in the morning. I was afraid that something very bad would happen,” the couple’s neighbor said.

He then “opened the door of my house and ran to help. Then I saw the woman open the window, throw her bag out, and then jump out too. I ran to catch her, along with another young woman who was passing by at the time. We helped her to escape, while the man stayed inside the house,” the helper added.

On Friday morning, the woman returned home accompanied by police, who arrested the perpetrator and took him to the the judge on duty. He was ordered to stay away from the victim’s home and was released.

Despite the conviction, the perpetrator returned to the woman’s again initiating a fight.

“We heard voices again and called the police, a police car came and arrested him on the spot,” the neighbor said.

The man was arrested again and this time he was charged with both domestic violence and violation of a court order. He is to face the prosecutor on Monday morning.

It should be noted that the Greek society appears to be particularly sensible and  on alert after 28-year-old Kyriaki Griva was stabbed to death by her former partner outside a police stationon last Monday. The young woman had gone to the police station to seek for help as the ex partner was stalking her outside her home. Police failed to do her duty and Kyriaki bled to death on the spot, just 2-3 meters outside the station’s entrance.

Femicide in Greece has reached unprecedented levels in recent years.
Data by Greek Police

The women have been murdered by current or former partners.

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  1. Her abusive partner needs some serious jail time