Nikos Michaloliakos and other Golden Dawn leaders will soon stand trial at the Athens maximum-security prison where they are currently incarcerated.
Funny enough, the trial is set to start on April 20, which is Hitler’s birthday, of course. It’s ostensibly an unintentional circumstance, according to Fox News. In 2013 they were arrested for “running a criminal organization” after the killing of a leftist rapper was attributed to a party member. A few days ago it was reported that Michaloliakos and a couple of other incarcerated members were soon going to be released from prison and placed under house arrest.
ATHENS, Greece – The leaders of Greece's Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party will go on trial for allegedly running a criminal organization on April 20 — the birthday of Adolf Hitler.
The trial will be held in a special courtroom inside a maximum-security Athens prison. The 70 defendants include all 18 lawmakers Golden Dawn elected in 2012, who face sentences of up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Authorities cracked down on the extreme right-wing party — which has neo-Nazi origins and still plays Nazi Germany's anthem at its public gatherings — after the 2013 murder of a rap singer, allegedly by a party volunteer. The party, Greece's third-largest, has been repeatedly linked with attacks on foreigners.
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Monday's choice of Hitler's birthday for the opening date was apparently unintentional.
I pray that justice will ultimately be served, that Michaloliakos and company will be exonerated.
Hail Golden Dawn!