New call for Golden Dawn trial to be moved

The Education Ministry added its voice on Wednesday to those expressing concern about plans to hold the trial of Golden Dawn’s MPs and members at a special court inside Korydallos Prison.

A statement suggested that the commotion and security measures around the prison could prove disruptive to surrounding schools, especially during the summer exam period. Local officials and residents have already declared their opposition to the trial being held in Korydallos.

“The justice minister must ensure that the trial does not happen in Korydallos Prison,” Korydallos Mayor Stavros Kasimatis told Kathimerini. “It is a trial that will attract international interest, journalists will come from all over the world. There will be 69 defendants, four times as many witnesses, also lawyers. This trial cannot happen in a room inside the prison. It will not look good for the country.”

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