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World Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leader sentenced to 13 years in prison

06:40  15 october  2020
06:40  15 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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The neo - Nazi leaders of Golden Dawn have each been sentenced to 13 years in prison by a court in Athens, at the end of a historic hearing. The neo-fascist group was officially laid to rest as its disgraced former MPs were shown little mercy by a three-member panel of judges. Last week the court ruled

Leader of Greek neo - Nazi party Golden Dawn sentenced to 13 years in prison . Comments. By Euronews • last updated: 14/10/2020 - 12:37. The court also handed Giorgos Roupakias, a self-confessed Golden Dawn member, a life sentence for the 2013 murder of the anti-fascist campaigner

After a five-year trial, a Greek court sentenced the leader of a far-right, anti-immigrant party to 13 years in prison. The sentencing follows a guilty verdict last week, when the party was ruled a criminal organization.

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Nikos Michaloliakos, the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, and six associates "were convicted of heading a criminal group," according to the BBC, following the murder of an anti-fascist musician in 2013. Sixty-eight members were on trial in total, and 50 other members of the party were convicted of conspiracy or criminal activity. Giorgos Roupakias, a Golden Dawn member, received a life sentence for the murder of anti-fascist musician Pavlos Fyssas.

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Golden Dawn leader Nikos Mihaloliakos was given a 13 - year jail sentence for his role in running a criminal organisation [File: Angelos Tzortzinis]. Other former lawmakers were sentenced to five-seven years in prison for being members of a criminal group. The court will decide later this week if

A Greek court has sentenced Nikos Michaloliakos, the leader of the far right anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party, to 13 years in prison . Michaloliakos and others from Golden Dawn were found guilty last week of being part of a criminal organization that ordered or encouraged violence.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, "Democracy won today" after the verdict was announced. President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said Wednesday's "historic" ruling "confirmed that democracy and its institutions will always be able to overcome any attempt to undermine them," according to Barron's.

Michaloliakos tweeted after the verdict was announced that he would "fight to the end" to overturn his conviction.

Michaloliakos and the other Golden Dawn party members were also convicted of several other "violent attacks on migrants and left-wing political opponents," according to the BBC. The trial involved hundreds of witnesses.

According to Euro News, the court found that 68 members of Golden Dawn were aware of or had ordered the murder of Fyssas and other violent crimes.

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Greek judges have jailed eight leaders of neo - Nazi party Golden Dawn including founder Nikos Michaloliakos (file image) for 13 years for running a Most members were sentenced to between five and seven years in jail. Judges will decide at a later date whether any of the terms will be suspended.

Greek court imposes jail terms on far-right Golden Dawn leaders . The leaders of the far-right Golden Dawn , once Greece 's third largest political party, were sentenced to prison on Other former lawmakers were sentenced to 5-7 years in prison for being members of a criminal group.

Roughly 2,000 police were positioned around the appeals court in Athens Wednesday during the hearing as thousands of protesters gathered to demand lengthy jail terms. Banners among the protesters read "fear will not win" and "Nazis in prison," according to Greek media.

Some protesters clashed with police.

Golden Dawn was founded by Michaloliakos in the mid-1980s. According to the BBC, he was an admirer of Nazism and had denied the Holocaust. According to witnesses at the trial, members of the party were trained to handle weapons and use Nazi symbols. The party reached the height of political power in 2013, when it won 18 seats in the Greek Parliament. In 2019, it failed to win a single seat.

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