A shocking incident happened on the Greek island of Chios. According to local news webpage ChiosPress, an African migrant from Togo was arrested yesterday for slaughtering and roasting a cat inside the VIAL refugee camp.
His disgusting actions were videoed by other African refugees, who were eyewitnesses to the scene.
The footage shows a group of African migrants, among them youths, watching as the Togolese migrant pulled the bowel out of the roasted cats body. It's assumed that these actions are part of a religious ceremony, according to ChiosPress.
The migrant was arrested immediately by the police. During his arrest NGO members tried to support him, in order to prevent his arrest.
A few hours later, the Togolese migrant stated to the prosecutor, probably under NGO members’ guidance, that he found the cat dead in the first place and that he suffers serious psychological problems.
As a result, the perpetrator was released only a few hours later. According to ChiosPress, the migrant previously did the same thing to a dog, so it would seem quite a coincidence that the same person found 2 dead animals in a few hours.
Voice of Europe contacted the local police department and according to them, charges were filed for animal abuse and murder. Other information couldn't be released.
The extremely graphic footage is still available on the ChiosPress website or on tinypic. For both sites activation of Adobe Flash is required.