Golden Dawn trial to be moved to a third venue

Golden Dawn trial to be moved to a third venue

The trial of Golden Dawn, which entered its third year last month, is to be transferred soon for a third time, to a Health Ministry building, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said on Friday.

The trial of the neo-Nazi party’s leadership, as well as dozens of supporters, began in April 2015 but has been dogged by delays and venue changes.

Originally hosted at a specially designed courtroom at the capital’s high-security Korydallos Prison, it was subsequently moved to the premises of the Athens Appeals Court following protests by local authorities and residents of Korydallos.

The move to the court, however, was intended as a temporary move, until a permanent venue was found for the trial, which is expected to drag on for another two years.

“The procedures are being completed so that a fitting venue, which belongs to the Health Ministry, can be made available and the trial can be conducted smoothly and without delays,” Kontonis said in a statement.

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