Europe Greek court rules far-right Golden Dawn leaders ran a crime group

Greek court rules far-right Golden Dawn leaders ran a crime group

Leaders of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn, the country’s third most popular party in parliament during the debt crisis, were found guilty of running a criminal group, a Greek appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

The killing of 34-year old leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a party supporter in 2013 prompted a crackdown against the party that led prosecutors to arrest and investigate Golden Dawn leaders and lawmakers over a series of crimes.

Earlier, the court found Golden Dawn sympathiser Yiorgos Roupakias guilty of killing Fyssas.

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