Golden Dawn leader refused appeal for release

The Council of Appeals Court Judges on Tuesday rejected an appeal by Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos for his release from Korydallos Prison, where he is in custody pending trial on criminal charges.

The ultra-right party condemned the decision, saying that Michaloliakos “is being held hostage by an anti-Greek regime without any incriminating evidence whatsoever.” It added that it would take legal action.

Meanwhile an Athens court postponed until September 2014 the trial on charges of violating anti-racism laws of Alekos Plomaritis, a former parliamentary candidate for Golden Dawn, who was captured on a Channel 4 documentary threatening dark-skinned foreigners at an Athens street market and calling for all immigrants to be made into soap.

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