NEWS

Two of three Golden Dawn suspects granted conditional release [update]

Two of three members of Golden Dawn who was deposed by an Athens magistrate on Tuesday in connection with the extreme far-right party’s alleged criminal activities and the murder last month of an anti-fascist activist and musician, have been granted conditional release and prohibited from leaving the country.

Dimitris Frangakis, aged 40, is said to have told the court that he has no “ideological or political connection” with Golden Dawn, Capital reported.

The suspect claims that he was arrested far away from the location where Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death on September 17 by a member of Golden Dawn, adding that police had arrested him because he had received a telephone call from another one of the suspects under investigation 2.5 hours prior to the killing.

The identity of the second suspect granted conditional was release was not made public.

Security at Athens’s main court complex was tight on Tuesday as four Golden Dawn MPs are expected to be deposed later in the day.