Appeals court suspends prison sentence of ex-Golden Dawn MP

Appeals court suspends prison sentence of ex-Golden Dawn MP

An appeals court has suspended the six-year prison sentence of former Golden Dawn MP Nikos Michos. The ruling, which was issued despite the prosecutor’s recommendation that Michos stay in jail, means the former neo-Nazi party deputy is to be released from Domokos Prison in central Greece, where he has spent his detention.

Michos, who according to his lawyer has cancer and other medical problems, will not be allowed to leave the country and must present himself at his local police station twice a month.

Michos left the party in 2017. His lawyer said that the court in the trial of Golden Dawn’s leadership had recognized his political remorse.

The leaders of GD were sentenced to 13 years in prison in October 2020, and received the near-maximum penalty for running a criminal organization.

According to Michos lawyer, he has served 25 months and 18 days of his sentence. 

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