Greek Doctor Convicted For Racist Behavior


Fifty-Seven-year-old Greek doctor, Costas Kastaniotis was convicted to a 16-month prison term and a 3 year suspension because he violated the anti-racism law. In particular, he was accused of putting a sign up outside his office that read “Jews not welcome.”

Mr. Kastaniotis was also convicted of unlawful possession of weapons and the court fined him 2,500 euros.

The Greek Police raided Kastaniotis house and found daggers with Nazi symbols, a Nazi flag and printed material from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Kastaniotis, who is a neurologist, refused that he was the one to have put up the sign which was written in German. He also insisted that he took it down when it was brought to his attention.

He was sentenced to a 12-month prison term for violating the anti-racism law, 4-months for unlawful possession of weapons and suspended for three years. He appealed against the court’s decision and was set free pending the appeals hearing.

During the Nazi occupation in Greece, the Jewish community of Thessaloniki was wiped out when the 96 percent of its population of 50,000 perished in the concentration camps.


  1. Its great that the Greek government stands up against racism when its some Greek racist but one has to ask what is it doing about cracking down on the masses of Greek hating bigots trying to subtly ethnically erase the Greek people vis-a-vis FYROM?

    Where are the arrests and imprisonment of the virulently anti-Greek ethnic cleansing bigots that actively collude with Skopian propagandists? (who lost every last shred of moral and intellectual credibility when they tried to downplay FYROM’s sudden transformation into “ancient Macedonians” and irredentism).


    “This (US) government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

  2. Reading this article you would think Doctor Mengele was living in Greece. How about the hundreds of doctors that went on strike instead of practicing their Hippocratic Oath and their jobs? Are they absolved from prosecution because they are Leftists or just uncaring?

  3. I love Macedonia. What I am not so fond of is the former self-identifying ethnic Bulgarians now living in ancient Paeonia. I am also not so fond of the mountains of smug anti-Greek bigots that ridiculously called obvious slavs “ethnic” Macedonians and now look the other way as they turn into descendents of ancient Macedonians and encourage irredentism against Greece.

  4. some of you right wing Greeks spend way too much of your spare time on internet crusades against Turks, Albanians, FYROM, immigrants etc. basically right wing politicians fill you with fear and paranoia of every group that is racially, ethnically, nationally, politically and or statically distinct from whatever your idea of Greece is.
    no one is going to invade Greece, you can relax and stop letting your corrupt army spend billions on weapons it will never use while your hospitals and schools are paying the bills for government corruption with spending cuts.
    whenever you see yourself mad at your poorer and weaker neighbor consider if this is just one of these schemes to turn you away from being mad at your richer and stronger neighbor who’s robbing you.