Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Greece's Golden Dawn Party Nazis Face Trial; Court Orders Them Tried as "Criminal Group"

A judicial panel in Greece ruled today (February 4, 2015) that the leader and lawmakers from the Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will stand trial on charges of participating as a "criminal group" -- an offense that carries a 26-year prison sentence -- The Olympian website reports.

The panel voted that all 18 Golden Dawn lawmakers who held seats in Greece's previous parliament will stand trial, along with 52 other defendants. No trial date was set.

Golden Dawn party came third in parliamentary elections held last month.

A crackdown against the party was launched in September 2013, following the murder of Greek rap singer Pavlos Fyssas, allegedly by a Golden Dawn member.

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