Ex-Golden Dawn MPs to face magistrates

The magistrates leading a criminal investigation into the neofascist Golden Dawn are to summon two former MPs, Stathis Boukouras and Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos, this week.

Boukouras, who is in pretrial custody on charges of belonging to a criminal organization, is being called to respond to additional accusations of illegal weapons ownership. He is to be transferred from Nafplio Prison to the Athens offices of magistrates Ioanna Klapa and Maria Dimitropoulou on Wednesday but is expected to seek an extension.

Alexopoulos, who is to be called on Thursday to answer to charges of belonging to a criminal organization, is also likely to seek an extension.

Both quit the party in March and claim to have been unaware of the alleged involvement of fellow MPs and members in a range of crimes.

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