‘Historic verdict’: Celebrations as Greece convicts Golden Dawn

Following guilty verdicts against the Golden Dawn group over a series of crimes including murder, Athens has seen a day of jubilation, tears and tear gas.

As a landmark trial spanning more than five years concluded, Golden Dawn was found guilty of four charges – significantly of being a criminal organisation.

Once the third-largest party in Greece, the leadership of Golden Dawn, including its leader Nikos Michaloliakos and current MEP Ioannis Lagos, now face lengthy prison sentences.

Giorgos Roupakias, a self-professed follower of Golden Dawn, was also found guilty of the murder of anti-racism campaigner and rapper Pavlos Fyssas, known as “Killah P”, and Golden Dawn members were also found guilty of the attempted murder of a group of Egyptian fishermen in Athens in 2012.

Wednesday marks an historic day for the country, which saw the biggest trial of self-professed fascists since the Nuremberg trials.

About 10,000 people gathered outside the court to hear the verdict, hoping for judges to find the 68 people on trial guilty.

Once the third-largest party in Greece, the leadership of Golden Dawn, including its leader Nikos Michaloliakos and current MEP Ioannis Lagos, now face lengthy prison sentences.

Giorgos Roupakias, a self-professed follower of Golden Dawn, was also found guilty of the murder of anti-racism campaigner and rapper Pavlos Fyssas, known as “Killah P”, and Golden Dawn members were also found guilty of the attempted murder of a group of Egyptian fishermen in Athens in 2012.

Wednesday marks an historic day for the country, which saw the biggest trial of self-professed fascists since the Nuremberg trials.

About 10,000 people gathered outside the court to hear the verdict, hoping for judges to find the 68 people on trial guilty.

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