A police officer has appealed for protection for himself and his family during the Golden Dawn trial, saying he has received threats by telephone.
The Journalists Union (ESIEA) issued a statement condemning the threats from Golden Dawn’s leader Michaloliakos towards its members.
Policemen at the scene when anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death were ordered not to intervene.
The Golden Dawn trial continued on Thursday with the testimony of eye witness Pavlos Seirlis, who was present at the Koralli café were Pavlos Fyssas was hanging out before he was murdered.
The mother of murdered rapper Pavlos Fyssas on Tuesday told a court hearing the criminal trial of the neo-Nazi party’s leadership that the order for the hit had come from Piraeus MP Yiannis Lagos as a video emerged showing a senior GD official naming Lagos in reference to a possible attack.
Far from being an argument over a football match as those who defend Golden dawn say, Pavlos Fyssas was murdered by an organised gang with Roupakias, who dealt the fatal blow, turning up after a series of phone calls from members.
After five months of pretrial motions, the trial of Golden Dawn is expected to get under way on Tuesday with the commencement of witness testimonies, starting with that of the father of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, fatally stabbed two years ago by a member of the neofascist party
A racist motive for a crime has been recognized for the first time in Greece, setting a new legal precedent.
Prosecuting Golden Dawn is about prosecuting criminal activity. Any interest in Nazi ideology only concerns the perpetrators’ motives and does not involve any kind of prosecution of individual beliefs.
“Persecuting Enemies” looks at the rise of Golden Dawn, Greece’s extreme-right, fascist party, which thanks to the impact of the economic crisis, has seen its support mushroom.
For some unknown strange reason, a hospital in Katerini had bestowed a commendation on Golden Dawn’s so called “Green Division” for its efforts in a blood drive. The “party” is well-known for advocating giving blood only for Greeks.
The Golden Dawn trial is scheduled to continue on Thursday at the purpose-built court house in the Korydallos prison facility, amid demonstrations and protests by anti-fascist groups.