Migrant’s murder to be included in Golden Dawn case

Another 12 people are likely to be added to the list of Golden Dawn supporters suspected of committing a range of crimes, which is due to include the murder of a Pakistani immigrant that had not been officially linked to the neo-Nazi party until now, Kathimerini has learned.

Special magistrates Ioanna Klapa and Maria Dimitropoulou have steadily been building the case against the party’s leader, MPs and members, who are accused of running or being members of a criminal organization.

Sources said 12 more people thought to have been involved in criminal actions related to the far-right party are likely to face charges.

Incidents which are set to be added to the case file include the murder of a 27-year-old Pakistani man on his way to work in Athens on January 17 this year. He was stabbed by two men on a motorcycle. Two suspects aged 25 and 29 were arrested. Golden Dawn fliers were found at one of the men’s houses.

Another incident allegedly connected to the party is the near-fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old pupil outside a school in Neo Faliro, southern Athens, in January. One of the two men arrested, aged 20, has since been identified as having links to Golden Dawn.

The party’s deputy leader, Christos Pappas (photo), failed on Wednesday in his bid to be granted conditional release from pretrial custody. Earlier this week, Golden Dawn chief Nikos Michaloliakos also had his request turned down.

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