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Prosecutor to send Parl't case file on MP for attempted assault on Athens mayor

The Athens public prosecutor was on Friday to forward the case file on Golden Dawn deputy Giorgos Germenis to Parliament so MPs can decide on whether to lift the extreme rightist's immunity and allow him to face charges in connection with the attempted assault on Thursday of Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis.

Police forwarded the prosecutor the file on Germenis which relates to the charges of attempted bodily harm and verbal abuse. According to witnesses, Germenis tried to punch Kaminis after the mayor asked police to stop Golden Dawn from distributing food in Syntagma Square on Thursday. The lawmaker's punch missed the mayor and hit a 12-year-old who had visited a municipal office where candles for Orthodox Easter were being distributed. She was not seriously hurt.

Parliament must now decide whether to lift Germenis' immunity.

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