Professor tells judges Golden Dawn violence led by ideology


A professor of constitutional law testified on Wednesday as a witness for the prosecution at the ongoing trial of Golden Dawn, saying that the far-right party’s ideology informed its criminal activities.

According to Nikos Alivizatos, Golden Dawn “wanted to addict us to the daily use of violence,” and said that violent incidents rose drastically after 2012 when it entered Parliament.

The party’s targets, he said, are chosen based on their neo-Nazi ideology, “meaning migrants, the weak and, I suspect, the left and the anti-establishment realm.”

“If they are darker in skin color, then all the better,” he said.