A Misdemeanors Court in Athens sentenced far-right Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris to six months imprisonment for inciting crime. The court found that a speech delivered by Kasidiaris was inciting others to commit crimes.
Kasidiaris’s speech in Aspropyrgos in 2011, West Attica, was recorded and the video was uploaded on internet later. Among others, he said they should get rid of “human garbage”.
According to the prosecutor, Kasidiaris’ speech clearly incited citizens to take the law in their hands and use violence in specific districts of west Attica.
The MP denied charges claiming he urged citizens to defend their rights using legal means.
The 6-month prison sentence has been suspended for three years.
According to some information on social media, it was the Greek Helsinki Monitor that had filed a lawsuit against the MP for his racist reference to the Roma community.