Thursday, October 3, 2013

Golden Dawn Head Ordered to Remain in Custody; Greece's Neo-Nazi Party Leader Appears in Court

Greece's Golden Dawn party leader Nikos Michaloliakos has been ordered to remain in custody pending trial, the Ekathimerini (Greek Daily) website reports today (October 3, 2013).

Yesterday, the head of Greece's neo-Nazi party defended himself in court on charges of setting up a criminal organization.

During the marathon session at the Evelpidon court complex in Athens -- which went on until  the early hours this morning -- Michaloliakos denied the charges which he refuted as politically-motivated.

"I feel sorry for the murder of (Pavlos) Fyssas," Michaloliakos said of the 34-year-old rapper that was stabbed to death by a Golden Dawn member last month. "I condemn (the murder), like I condemn violence in general. I am not a Nazi," said the 56-year-old mathematician.

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