Supreme Court Asks Greek Parliament to Lift Immunity of Golden Dawn Leader for New Charge



A Supreme Court prosecutor sent a case file to parliament, on Friday, requesting the lifting of immunity of Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos, , so that he can be charged with incitement to commit crimes.

The case file concerns recorded conversations between Michaloliakos and members of his office from 2011, in which he made threatening and derogatory comments against politicians, journalists and people in the media who have criticized his party.
In these recordings, Michaloliakos is allegedly heard saying, among other things, that “we will get our hands dirty if needed” and “we have an aim and a target, because a large part of the Greek people are on our side right now, otherwise we’d break their heads. I say it to you to get the message through.”
In another part of the recording he says “they should run and hide and be scared because Golden Dawn members are here.”
(Source: ANA-MPA)

9 COMMENTS

  1. “they should run and hide and be scared because Golden Dawn members are here.”

    So what? In his victory speech in May 2014, upon having entered the Greek parliament for the first time, Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos stated quote:

    “For those who betray this homeland, the time has come to fear.”

    By use of the words, “scared” and “fear” he means they [corrupt, anti-hellenic traitors] should be scared and afraid that a political movement exists called Golden Dawn, which is not part of their rotten system and will relentlessly and forcefully call them out publicly on their crimes, corruption and treason.

  2. “we have an aim and a target, because a large part of the Greek people are on our side right now, otherwise we’d break their heads. I say it to you to get the message through.”

    Note the word “otherwise” proves no attack was planned, and no instructions were given to physically attack anyone.

  3. There is a video where Michaloliakos warns supporters that above all else they must never retaliate against violent provocations, and that if one person somewhere in Greece were to lose control and commit a Breivik style shooting massacre of Leftists or illegal immigrants, the media would tar nationalism as being morally responsible, which might lead to a ban on nationalist parties.

    The media never shows videos like that because they demonstrate that Michaloliakos spoke out against violence, urging disciplined restraint in the face of violent provocations!

    Following the November 1, 2013 execution style killings of GD members Giorgos Fountoulis 27, & Manolis Kapelonis 22, by Leftist terrorists, not a single Leftist was harmed in retaliation, with GD MPs publicly calling for unity amongst the Greek people, and urging restraint. So much for all the ludicrous claims of GD being a violent criminal organization.

  4. “A Supreme Court prosecutor sent a case file to parliament, on Friday, requesting the lifting of immunity of Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos, , so that he can be charged with incitement to commit crimes.”

    I mean of course, why not? And why even ask at this point? It is not like the other parties actually care about justice in the court, they just want MPs from the only remaining anti-austerity party to be out of the picture for as long as possible. The reason for lifting Michaloliakos’s immunity given by the prosecutor could have been him eating too many cupcakes and the power hunger parties still would have voted in favor of it.

    “In these recordings, Michaloliakos is allegedly heard saying, among other things, that “we will get our hands dirty if needed” and ‘we have an aim and a target, because a large part of the Greek people are on our side right now, otherwise we’d break their heads. I say it to you to get the message through.’

    In another part of the recording he says ‘they should run and hide and be scared because Golden Dawn members are here.'”

    Contrary to what the article says, he is not specifically attacking politicians or journalists or really anyone in any case. It’s just tough words. Just like the last video that was leaked, it isn’t very flattering for Golden Dawn, but that is also all you can really say about it. It does NOT provide any specific evidence of anything and it does nothing for the trial and serves only media interests in their efforts to slander. That is the only reason this is being presented.

    You know on one hand, it is annoying that the prosecutors are bringing forth “evidence” with the sole purpose of giving news sites sensationalist clickbait to fuel an anti Golden Dawn hysteria. But on the other hand, it does foreshadow the ultimate outcome of the trial. These leaks, being devoid of any facts relevant to the trial at hand, show just how much the prosecutors are really grasping at straws to make their factually baseless case hold ground. So sure, the media can have its little spectacle for now. But if this is the best the prosecutors have, if there is nothing else for them to offer, they may want to inform New Democracy that they aren’t going to get their desired outcome. And with Kasidiaris authorized to present the Baltakos video, they may soon find themselves on the defensive.

  5. Google: “Δημητρακόπουλος: Δεν στέκουν νομικά οι διώξεις κατά του Μιχαλολιάκου και των βουλευτών της Χρυσής Αυγής”

    In late 2013, following the mass arrests of GD MPs, the prosecutions accusations against Golden Dawn were studied by prominent independent legal expert M. Dimitrakopoulos, who concluded that the case will collapse with a loud thud.

    It is worth noting that M. Dimitrakopoulos first stated that he follows a Leftist ideology, is completely opposed to Golden Dawn and has many Jewish friends.

    Greece’s Leading Expert on Criminal Law Μιχάλης Dimitrakopoulos, condemned the arrest of Golden Dawn MP’s and confirmed that the charges are flimsy and will not be sufficient to classify Golden Dawn as a criminal organization, nor to convict it’s MP’s!

  6. On September 28, 2013, as armed anti-terrorist police arrived at the homes of Golden Dawn MPs Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Ilias Kasidiaris, Yiannis Lagos, Nikos Michos, Ilias Panagiotaros in the middle of the night and arrested them, cuffed them, and paraded them in front of waiting TV news crews who had somehow been informed of the coming arrests, they forgot all about “lifting of immunity” they arrested these GD MPs whilst their parliamentary immunity was still in place.

    The law means nothing to the political-media establishment represented by ND, PASOK, SYRIZA, KKE, To Potami, DIMAR, ANEL, & Centre Union who do as they please, they are all united against GD and so they never raise a peep or take any action when GD’s legal rights are violated as they themselves orchestrated the violations.

    As former PM Antonis Samaras’ Chief of Staff Takis Baltakos stated in a secretly video recorded confession concerning the politically orchestrated persecution of GD.

    Baltakos: “Well, of course! Am I going to do that with Samaras in government? To which prosecutor would I go? Koutzamani is a prosecutor. I’m going to denounce Koutzamani to herself?

  7. Three “media hyped” cases against GD, where the prosecution felt it could secure a conviction because GD’s alleged “crimes” were actually broadcast on TV, have COLLAPSED, so you can imagine how the rest will go.

    I’m referring to the acquittal of GD MP Barbarousis, concerning the case of the smashing of unlicensed stalls operated by illegal immigrants at the market of Messolonghi, and the acquittal of GD MP Ilias Kasidiaris for the Kanelli slap.

    …and LAST FRIDAY Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris was CLEARED by a judicial council of violating privacy laws in connection with the publication of a video showing him discussing a judicial probe into the party with a close aid of then-prime minister Antonis Samaras, Takis Baltakos.