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4 on trial in Greece over alleged assault on migrant worker

March 10, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Four men have gone on trial in Greece over a severe attack on an Egyptian bakery worker, who was allegedly chained, beaten and sexually assaulted because his employer accused him of theft.

The Greek bakery owner, his son and another two men have been charged with abduction, grievous bodily harm, sexual assault and robbery, and face 5-year prison sentences if convicted.

The trial over the 2012 incident opened Tuesday in the port city of Piraeus, and will resume on March 31.

The worker, identified as Walid Talb, 32, says his employer and the other three men chained him from the roof of a stable and assaulted him for a day, because he allegedly stole cash from the bakery. Talb said the money in question was unpaid wages.

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