Landmark Golden Dawn verdict welcomed by parties, obscuring underlying divisions

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Justice, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

In a landmark decision on Wednesday, an Athens court ruled that Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn had been operating as a criminal organisation and that seven of its former MPs should be sentenced along with other party members.

The ruling comes, following an arduous five-year trial, that focussed on numerous crimes carried out by Golden Dawn, including the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas as well as violent attacks on migrants.

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