The mother of slain rapper Pavlos Fyssas on Tuesday told a court hearing the criminal trial of Golden Dawn that the order for the hit had come from Piraeus MP Yiannis Lagos, as a video came to light showing a senior GD official naming Lagos in reference to a possible attack.
Magda Fyssa claimed that Lagos was the one who gave the order for the murder of her son on September 18, 2013.
“Lagos gave the order. He gave the OK,” Fyssa said, referring to the fatal stabbing of Pavlos Fyssas by GD member Giorgos Roupakias. She added that Nikos Michaloliakos, the leader of the ultra-nationalist party was ultimately responsible.
Leaving the witness stand, Fyssa threw a plastic bottle of water at Roupakias, saying “So you remember me.” A member of the audience threatened the perpetrator saying, “You’d better hope you get life sentence.”
Meanwhile, a new video of unknown origin has appeared showing GD Nikaia branch leader Giorgos Patelis — who spoke on the telephone with Lagos on the night of Fyssas’s murder — telling a crowd of party supporters about an upcoming attack and referring to the Piraeus MP.
The video shows the way orders are given for upcoming attacks. Specifically, Patelis is telling the party supporters present to be on the standby for an attack at a fair on August 15. “Certain people will get a message on the 15th of the month… If I get the OK from Lagos. If I don’t, we don’t do it,” Patelis said about the planned attack. “Whatever they tell us, we must do it,” he says at another point.
At another point in the video, the branch leader is heard saying “a group of 20-30 people will leave from here fully loaded… nothing will be left standing, nothing! Anything that moves gets slaughtered.”
The video is not allowed in court at the present moment.