Afghanistan Man Beaten to the Brink of Death

A KEBAB delivery man who came to Croydon from Afghanistan for a “safer life” has been to beaten to the brink of death in a motiveless attack.

Hegran Ortak was so savagely beaten up he has lost his sense of smell, part of his eye sight and several of his teeth.

He was bottled, kicked and punched for 30 minutes – and has only this week been allowed home after more than a month recovering in hospital.

The 22-year-old needed a lifesaving 12-hour operation – and says the senseless beating has ruined his life.

At his home in Portland Road, South Norwood, he talked about the attack for the first time. Read more here.

Had this incident taken place in Pakistan or Iraq, it would have been called an act of Islamic terrorism. What do you think?

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2 Responses to “Afghanistan Man Beaten to the Brink of Death”


  1. 1 Ananke July 15, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    Unfortunately, hateful people are everywhere. What happened to this man is horrible and the people who perpetrated this hate crime are sick and twisted and deserve to be brought to justice. No one should ever be targeted because of where they come from, what they believe or what they look like.

  2. 2 The Artist July 16, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    So sorry to hear what happened. Violence is always distressing no matter where it happens, best wishes, The Artist


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