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Parliament votes to lift immunity of three Golden Dawn MPs

Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of lifting the immunity of three Golden Dawn MPs who could now face trial for a series of charges.

Two of the deputies, Giorgos Germenis and Panagiotis Iliopoulos, have been linked to attacks on immigrant vendors in Rafina last month while the party?s spokesman, Ilias Kasidiaris, has been implicated in an armed robbery in 2007.

Kasidiaris claims he is the victim of political persecution.

A total of 220 MPs voted in favor of allowing the trio to be prosecuted.