Golden Dawn MP Nikos Michos placed under house arrest

A council of appeals court judges on Tuesday ruled that Golden Dawn deputy Nikos Michos should serve his pretrial custody under house arrest after a dispute emerged last week between the two magistrates and the prosecutor investigating the far-right party’s alleged criminal activities.

Magistrates Ioanna Klapa and Maria Dimitrakopoulou last week ordered Michos to be placed in prison on additional charges of illegal weapons possession with the intent of supplying a criminal organization.

Their decision was challenged by prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos, who argued that Michos should be released.

Tuesday’s decision sought to strike a compromise between the two sides.

The Evia MP has been ordered to remain at home throughout the pretrial period and is allowed to leave his residence only to attend Parliamentary proceedings.

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