The father of an Australian tourist beaten to death outside a nightclub in Greece expressed his frustration at a decision to release three of those charged on bail.
“These three men are walking outside when my son is lying dead,” Oliver Zammit, who took the decision to switch off his son’s life-support system in an Athens hospital on Friday, told Greek channel Net TV.
“These three men didn’t get to Mykonos to help my son, these three men were there to hurt my son,” he stated.
“I’d just like to appeal to all the mothers and fathers all over the world to understand … how we feel for the fact that these three men are now walking outside,” he added.
Doujon Zammit was among six Australians caught up in an incident early last Tuesday morning with four staff members at the Tropicana club on Mykonos island’s Paradise beach. He was allegedly beaten with a baton.
One of the club’s bouncers was remanded in custody Saturday, charged with attempted murder, with the other three charged only with “complicity” and “bodily harm.”
During a visit to Mykonos on Saturday, Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos said bouncers “cannot be allowed to govern the island’s nightlife.”