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Plevris vs Plevris: Health Minister criticizes his father for Nazi salute in courtroom

With several days delay,  Greece’s conservative Health Minister Thanos Plevris went public to criticize his father for Nazi salute inside the courtroom. His father Costas Plevris, a lawyer and well-known Holocaust-denier, was attending as defense lawyer of convicted MEP Giannis Lagos the second instance trial of neo-nazis Golden Dawn last …

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#Justice4Zak: Two men sentenced to 10 years each for the killing of Zak Kostopoulos

The owner of a jewelry shop and of a real estate office were found guilty of causing fatal bodily harm in the killing of gay rights activist 33-year-old Zak Kostopoulos in downtown Athens on September 21, 2018. The two men were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each, without parole. The …

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Convicted Golden Dawn member Patelis back to jail after Supreme Court decision

Convicted Golden Dawn member Giorgos Patelis will return to prison after Greece’s top court, the Supreme Court, agreed to reverse the decision of his early release. A request to reverse the ruling issued by a five-member appeals court had been made by Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Haralambos Moysidis. Patelis, 41, …

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Supreme Court prosecutor blocks early release of Golden Dawn convict

Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor has opened the window for the possibility to reverse the decision for the conditional release from prison of the convicted Golden Dawn member Giorgos Patelis. One day after the release decision by the Court of Appeal in Athens, the chief prosecutor of the Supreme Court Vassilis …

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Belgian court OKs extradition of Greek far-right lawmaker Lagos

Greek far-right member of the European Parliament IOannis Lagos arrested last month in Belgium can be extradited to Greece to serve a 13-year prison sentence, the Brussels prosecutor’s office said Friday. The office said Ioannis Lagos has until Monday to appeal the Brussels court’s ruling that the European arrest warrant …

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Two lawyers on duty arrested during rallies; they filed against Police

Lawyers Thanasis Kampagiannis and Costas Papadakis were arrested on Sunday and a case was filed against them for “violating the extraordinary measures banning public gatherings.” The two lawyers are among some 100 people police detained in Athens alone for being close to the Memorial of boy Alexis Grigoropoulos to commemorate …

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Court rules 38 Golden Dawn convicts, incl leaders, ex MPs, straight to jail

The whole leadership of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn will go straight to jail, the Appeals Court in Athens ruled on Thursday. In  its historic decision, the Court moved in total opposite direction of the prosecutor’s recommendations for suspended sentences and decided that 38 out of 50 GD convicts will not …

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Judge questions prosecutor’s claims Golden Dawn convicts have “clean criminal records”

Τhe Appeals Court in Athens adjourned after a short session of Tuesday, after the presiding judge questioned the claim of state prosecutor that the Golden Dawn leadership had a “prior clean criminal records” and would therefore remain out of jail until the case is examined at second instance court. Judge …

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Prosecutor proposes suspended sentences for Golden Dawn leadership

The state prosecutor in Golden Dawn trial proposed on Monday that the sentences of those convicted to over 10 years imprisonment be suspended pending their convicts’ appeal. Exempted from sentence suspension should be the murderer of 33-year-old rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. Prosecutor Adamantia Oikonomou has …

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Golden Dawn convicts’ “mitigating circumstances” as sentencing expected today

After a marathon session that lasted 13 hours on Wednesday, the Appeals Court in Athens resumes its work in the trial of Golden Dawn at 12;30 noon on Thursday. The session starts with the recommendations of the prosecutor regarding which mitigating circumstances should or should not be admitted in imposing …

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Historic verdict: Golden Dawn is a “criminal organization” – Live Blog

Large crowds of people have gathered outside the Appeals court in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, awaiting for the verdict of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party. Five and a half years after the trial started and 453 sessions, the moment for the judges to announce the decision that will write …

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The Judges’ Hour: Golden Dawn verdict due on Oct 7

One day to go before a court in Athens court will issue the much anticipated verdict in the five-year trial of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Judges will rule whether GD party that was in parliament from 2012-2019 operated a criminal organization, carried out attacks and murders on migrants and …

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Golden Dawn No 2 Kasidiaris leaves party

Ilias Kasidiaris number 2 in the hierarchy of far-right and neo-Nazi  Golden Dawn has turned his back to the party leader Nikos Michaloliakos. He announced on Thursday that he will establish his own party with the participation of “prominent and serious people.” He justified his decision to leave GD saying …

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Golden Dawn trial: Leader Michaloliakos in court, provocative, without remorse

A crucial moment in Golden Fawn trial: Leader of the far-right party, Nikos Michaloliakos, took a seat in the court room on Wednesday in order to testify in the long-running trial. He is accused of running a criminal organizations with the party members involved in several attacks against migrants and …

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Golden Dawn MEP and ex MP sentenced for attack on community center

A Golden Dawn member of the European Parliament and a former member of the Greek Palriament were found guilty for the attack at a community center in Ilioupolis suburb of East Athens in 2013. MPE Yannis Laogs and ex MP Nikos Michos received an 8-nonth suspended sentence for instigating the …

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Greece elections: Thessaloniki denies public space to Golden Dawn

The municipal administration of Thessaloniki has decided not to let far-right party Golden Dawn use public spaces to campaign ahead of national elections scheduled on July 7, 2019. The administration has decided that 70% of spaces where electoral gazebos can be set up – overall 140 locations across the city, …

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