Pretrial detention of Golden Dawn MPs extended for six months

A council of appeals court judges decided on Friday to extend the pretrial detention of Golden Dawn’s deputy leader Christos Pappas (photo) and MP Yiannis Lagos.

The two men have been in Korydallos Prison since September.

The were arrested in the wake of the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn member.

The judges decided that the reasons for holding the lawmakers had not changed since September and they opted to renew authorities’ right to detain the pair for another six months.

Six Golden Dawn MPs, including party leader Nikos Michaloliakos, are currently in pretrial custody.

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