Golden Dawn member Giorgos Roupakias charged with the murder of leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September 2013 is to be released from custody due to time limit of pretrial detention.
Giorgos Roupakias will be be released from custody next month as he will have completed the maximum of 18 months in pretrial detention.
Following a ruling by a council of appeals court judges on Friday, Roupakias, a self-confessed member of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, will be released on March 18 however under strict restrictive conditions: house-arrest under 24-hour police guardianship and ban from leaving the country. He will be allowed to leave home only to attend court sessions.
“The fact that the trial of Golden Dawn is taking place at a purpose-built courtroom inside maximum-security Korydallos Prison, in Athens, has prevented proceedings from taking place on a daily basis. Despite pledges, authorities have so far failed to find an alternative courtroom.” (ekathimerini)
Now the court delays make sense: release from custody…
Pavlos Fyssas, 34,was stabbed to death on 17 September 2013 in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus. More information here