Golden Dawn entered parliament for the very first time in 2012 at the peak of the crisis on a fiercely anti-immigrant platform, tapping into Greeks’ anger about unpleasant austerity measures and what quite a few observed as a corrupt and cosy political establishment.
The court handed down 13-calendar year jail terms to 6 previous lawmakers, like Golden Dawn’s leader Nikos Mihaloliakos.
Other previous lawmakers were sentenced to 5-7 years in prison for staying members of a legal group. The courtroom will determine later on this 7 days if any of the sentences can be suspended.
Golden Dawn’s leading figures were arrested in 2013, after the killing of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a occasion supporter prompted huge protests throughout Greece and led to a govt crackdown on the social gathering. Law enforcement located unlicensed weapons and Nazi flags in the homes of social gathering users.
On Wednesday, the courtroom also imposed a existence sentence and 10 year in jail to Golden Dawn member Yiorgos Roupakias for the murder of Fyssas.