Parliament lifts immunity of two Golden Dawn deputies

New Democracy MP Dimitris Sampaziotis, from Messinia in the Peloponnese, failed on Wednesday to vote in favor of lifting the parliamentary immunity of a Golden Dawn MP from the same region so he could face trial over allegations that he caused bodily harm.

Sampaziotis voted “present” in Parliament, while 253 MPs cast their ballots in favor of Golden Dawn’s Dimitris Koukoutsis’s immunity from prosecution being lifted.

A total of 254 MPs agreed that the immunity of Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris should also be lifted so he could face charges of defaming Alpha TV.