The far-right Golden Dawn MP Yannis Lagos said in his deposition to the Greek prosecutors on Friday that the murder of left-wing rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn supporter last September “was an isolated and unfortunate event.”
“I would like to mention that I am Golden Dawn’s local leader at the municipality of Piraeus since 2006. During the years 2006-2012 there was no criminal, felonious and illegal activity. Therefore, this specific incident, Fyssas’ murder, was an isolated and unfortunate event that could happen anywhere. Me and the rest of the Golden Dawn leadership had no knowledge of it.” he added.
Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos was arrested a few days after Fyssas’ murder, followed soon by his deputy, Christos Pappas, and Lagos. Meanwhile, a high court prosecutor had labelled Golden Dawn a military-style criminal organization. Five more Golden Dawn MPs have joined the three in jail, pending their trial for criminal activities.