23 Mar 2018 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 14 Feb 2018 Greece

Greek Sport Journalist Aris Asvestas Assaulted for Second Time

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Journalist Aris Asvestas, sport editor at Sport FM in Athens, was attacked by unidentified assailants on his way home after presenting his programme on 27 January 2018. The attack happened outside a mini market where Asvestas had stopped to buy cigarettes. He was riding a motorbike and, as soon as he removed his helmet, he was set upon by two unknown men who brutally attacked him. The journalist was briefly hospitalised for medical treatment but allowed to return home.

This was the second attack against Aris Asvestas after another incident on 3 September 2012 when he was also attacked outside his home by unknown assailants as he was returning home late from his work at the radio station. His attackers struck when he removed his helmet and hit him with an iron object. No one has been arrested in connection with these incidents.
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