Saturday, January 05, 2008

Helping out

He called himself Manoulis

I got the chance to help someone yesterday. While buying bread in the centre I bumped into Manolis, who I often see busking in Aristotelous Square. We always chat and catch up on our news. Unfortunately, after 10 years residence in Greece he was served with a notice telling him that he had 30 days to quit the country. As you can imagine the man was gutted and at a loss as to what to do. He has no money to hire a lawyer to fight this decision and without his papers he becomes a non - person unable to earn a living, living in fear of every cop or official who crosses his path.

Luckily, I was able to put him contact with a lawyer friend who specialises in such cases and a after a couple of calls later we were able to pop by his office and at least see if his case could be contested.


Devious Diva said...

Good Luck to Manolis.
How can it be that he can be here for ten years and now be ask to leave the country? Unbelievable ! Well, not unbelievable really. It happens all the time here. Good for you for helping him get a lawyer. It's good to know there are people like you in the world.

dorapap said...

Nice to see that somebody cares..