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he says was a racist attack (Screengrab)
Sunday, January 12, 2014
IRANIAN ASYLUM SEEKER DESCRIBES HOW EAR WAS BITTEN OFF IN RACIST ATTACK IN ATHENS
Young Iranian refugee who had his ear bitten off in a racist attack says the experience shows him that there is 'no culture, no love' in Europe
"They beat me. After one of them put his hand around my neck and got me in a headlock, he bit his teeth into my ear. I was bleeding and my ear fell to the ground," he said in a recorded video interview with Médecins du Monde.
Saeed initially was not aware of what had been done to him. He was spotted by a friend, who came to his rescue and took him - and his severed ear - to hospital, where attempts to reattach the ear failed and doctors had to remove it.
After he was discharged from hospital two weeks later, he approached Médecins du Monde, which has helped him come to terms with what has happened.
"All I can say to immigrants who leave their county is that things might be better for them at home. I see no civilisation in Europe. No culture, no love," he said.
watch the video Saeed explains the attack