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Document tracing 90 Golden Dawn attacks since 1996 submitted to court

A document tracing alleged attacks carried out by members and supporters of ultra nationalist Golden Dawn since 1996 was submitted to an Athens court on Tuesday.

Signed by the lawyers of an Egyptian fisherman assaulted by Golden Dawn members in Perama in 2012, among others, the memo provides information and witness accounts from 90 lawsuits filed against the party.

The note, presented in view of an ongoing probe into the alleged criminal activities of Golden Dawn, highlights the methodology used to carry out the attacks.

According to the document, the attacks were organized in advance and carried out against small groups or individuals. The victims were migrants or people who disagreed with GD ideology. Usually clad in black, the attackers favored baseball bats and knives during the assaults which did not last more than 15 minutes and took place in the presence of a high-ranking GD official.