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19 September, 2015

Golden Dawn leader cynically admits 'political assassination'

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Two years after the assassination of the anti-fascist musician, Pavlos Fyssas, the leader of Golden Dawn, the neo-nazi party in Greece, took the responsibility of the 'political assassination' of Fyssas.

Specificaly, one day before the black anniversary of Fyssas assassination, the Golden Dawn leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, said to the journalist, Nikos Chatzinikolaou, that "his party assumes the 'political responsibility' for the murder of the rapper , but was quick to claim that 'there is no criminal liability' in the murder and questioned whether it was fair for an entire party to be condemned over such a 'reprehensible act'." (

Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death in Keratsini-Athens on 18 September 2013, by George Roupakias a member of Golden Dawn.

After two years, the majority of those Golden Dawn members that have been accused and arrested for participation in criminal organization, are free, as it has passed the 18-month pre-trial detention. After two years, the trial of the Golden Dawn is now at the 16th meeting after manipulations by the lawyers.

Despite all this, Golden Dawn managed to take the third place in the Greek national elections of January 2015, gaining 17 seats with a percentage of 6,28%.

Concerning the new snap elections on Sunday in Greece, many expect that Golden Dawn will retain the third place in the new parliament probably with higher percentage. After Tsipras retreat and the 3rd catastrophic memorandum deal with the lenders, a part of disappointed voters are expected to flow to Golden Dawn.

Various polls so far give Golden Dawn a percentage of 5.5% to 6.5%.

The assassination of Pavlos Fyssas as it happened:

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