Would-be Golden Dawn MP to go on trial

A Golden Dawn parliamentary candidate is due to appear in court on Monday on charges of forgery, illegal possession of smoke bombs and breaking the intellectual property rights law.

Themis Skordeli was arrested last week after police found 18 smoke bombs, bank statements denoting large deposits, two bags containing knock-off CDs and DVDs and notes listing the addresses and names of migrants.

Skordeli had gained prominence when she purported to head a group of irate residents of the Aghios Panteleimonas district in central Athens. She has been accused of being involved in a racist attack on Afghan immigrants but her trial has been postponed eight times.

She was also among a group of Golden Dawn members that recently took left-wing intellectual Savvas Michail to court, accusing him of inciting violence. The case was thrown out.

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