New photos show Golden Dawn leader, MPs in Nazi salutes, with swastikas

A series of photographs published in the Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper on Monday shows the leader of Golden Dawn, Nikos Michaloliakos, his second-in-command Christos Pappas and the party's spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris performing the Nazi salute in front of Nazi flags, evidence that is expected to strengthen the case of magistrates leading a criminal investigation into GD.

One of the photos shows a young Michaloliakos, who is in pre-trial custody in Attica's Korydallos Prison, with his arm raised in a Nazi salute in front of a large swastika. Another photo shows Pappas, who is also in Korydallos, in a similar pose in front of a tombstone commemorating Nazi soldiers in a German military cemetery in the area of Rapentoza, Dionysos, near Mount Penteli, north of Athens.

Another photograph shows Kasidiaris with a group of others also performing the Nazi salute while holding a flag emblazoned with a large swastika.

The photos bolster an already rich file of evidence indicating the Nazi sympathies of the party leadership and members.