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Minister presents Parliament with list of suspected Golden Dawn crimes

Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday presented Parliament with a list of violent and criminal acts that have been attributed to deputies and officials of the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn in police reports from around the country.

The lengthy document was submitted to the House following calls for an investigation into the party’s activities.

Dendias cited a recent Supreme Court ruling confirming that politicians, who enjoy immunity from prosecution, cannot be arrested without the permission of Parliament, though investigations can be carried out on allegations against them to ascertain whether felonious crimes have been committed.

On Monday, Dendias heralded the creation of a new unit within the Greek police force that would focus on tackling racist violence following a spike in attacks on immigrants by members and supporters of far-right groups.