Golden Dawn’s Pappas evading arrest


Christos Pappas, Golden Dawn’s second-in-command who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for running a criminal organization, is evading arrest.

Police on Thursday unsuccessfully raided houses in Athens and Ioannina in northwestern Greece in search of Pappas after an Athens court rejected a prosecutor’s call for the leadership of Golden Dawn, and dozens of its members, to have their prison sentences suspended.

According to sources, security officials had failed to locate Pappas on October 7 after the appeals court announced its verdict.

On Thursday, Pappas’ lawyer Periklis Stavrianakis said his client had “made a conscious decision” to not turn himself in to the authorities.