Golden Dawn Leader, MPs Testify in Parliament



The image of jailed Golden Dawn leader Nikos Micholiakos outside Parliament
The image of jailed Golden Dawn leader Nikos Micholiakos outside Parliament

Jailed Greece ‘s Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leader, Nikos Michaloliakos and two of his hierarchy, Giannis Lagos and Christos Pappas, were to testify in Parliament on June 4 about the lifting  of their immunity as the government proceeded with prosecution of the extremists.

They have been detained in prison for seven months pending trial on charges of running a criminal gang, but have denied all the accusations and said they are victims of a political witch hunt.

Michaloliakos and Lagos, are also facing charges of illegal weapon possession, while Pappas is facing charges for keeping an illegal archive.

Security was beefed up after about 200 supporters turned up outside the Parliament in Syntagma Square, waving Greek flags and denouncing the government.

On June 3, five Golden Dawn deputies were granted additional time to prepare testimonies as part of the ongoing criminal probe into the party’s activities.