Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that has 18 seats in Parliament and has an openly anti-immigrant agenda is calling for restoration of the death penalty – for immigrants found guilty of violent crimes, although it didn’t distinguish if that meant only capital offenses such as murder.
With criminals using heavy arms such as Kalashnikov’s to battle outgunned police, the party also wants authorities to issue more firepower to the police. A 25-year-old woman was killed in a crossfire between police and Kalashnikov-wielding criminals in Korinthos over the weekend.
In as statement, the extremists said that “immigrant assassins” had turned the country into a “jungle” and that the state was unable to handle them. They didn’t want whether Greeks convicted of murder should face the death penalty.
Military weapons were essential in order to combat the “heavily armed gangs of immigrant criminals,” Golden Dawn’s statement read. Greece officially abolished the death penalty in 1993 though the last state execution was carried out in 1972.