‘Gang under the spotlight’

Published on 30 September 2013 at 09:57


Six MPs and 13 members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party were arrested on September 28 and 29 as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

They include party “chief”, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, and “deputy chief”, Christos Pappas, announces the front page of Ta Nea. All of them face charges relating to their alleged involvement in assault and murder, while Golden Dawn is now considered a “criminal organisation” by Greece’s justice system.

Large numbers of arms were seized in the homes of those arrested, and in particular at the home of Christos Pappas, with the daily reporting that a search of his home uncovered “38 pistols, swastikas, and photos of Hitler.”

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