Kasidiaris hearing for TV beating postponed

An Athens court on Friday postponed the trial of Golden Dawn’s Ilias Kasidiaris over charges of attempted grievous bodily harm to March 1st, 2016. The postponement was due to action called by lawyers.

The case centered on charges brought against Kasidiaris by Greek Communist Party (KKE) MP Liana Kanelli, following a televised brawl on June 2012.

The incident occurred during a live morning show on Antenna television, when Kasidiaris threw a glass of water at SYRIZA’s Rena Dourou, now Attica governor, before slapping Kanelli several times across the face.

Kasidiaris is currently in pre-trial custody at Korydallos Prison in connection with a criminal investigation into the activities of the neo-Nazi party.

The trial was postponed in October due to industrial action called by court secretaries.