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Roupakias to be transferred to Malandrino prison

Giorgos Roupakias, the 45-year-old supporter of Golden Dawn who murdered 34-year-old hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas in Keratsini on September 17, was expected to be transferred to Malandrino Prison in central Greece on Wednesday.

Roupakias had been in custody at police headquarters in Athens until a decision was taken about which prison to move him after the warden at maximum security Korydallos Prison had refused to accept him due to concerts about the reacion of other inmates.

At least five more members of ultranationalist Golden Dawn were expected to be charged in connection to the fatal stabbing of Fyssas who was attacked as he left a cafe in the neighorhood of Amfiali, where he had been watching a soccer game with a group of friends. According to sources, the police have identified people who communicated with Roupakias prior to the attack after inspecting his mobile phones records.

Meanwhile, an anti-fascist rally was expected to take place on Syntagma Square in central Athens at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.