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Police probe assault by GD members against trial lawyer

TAGS: GD trial, Crime

Police have launched an investigation into an alleged assault Wednesday by members of Golden Dawn on two women, including a prosecution lawyer in the ongoing trial of MPs and supporters of the neo-Nazi party.

More than 20 members of GD were detained by police on Wednesday in connection with the incident.

The lawyer, identified as Evgenia Kouniaki, was reportedly getting off a trolley bus on Alexandras Avenue and headed to Athens Police Headquarters (GADA) when she was set upon by a group of GD members who had been passing out fliers, according to witnesses.

Five protected witnesses, all former members of GD, had been at GADA Wednesday in order to testify by video link at the special court in Korydallos Prison near Piraeus where the trial against Golden Dawn is being held.

However, judges decided that the witnesses should testify on Friday in the presence of a judicial official. Their voices will be distorted to protect their identities.

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