Golden Dawn leader in court

The leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party will appear in court today where he is expected to respond to charges of organising a criminal group.

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Golden Dawn politicians to enter pleas on Tuesday

The leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party and four more of its politicians will make their pleas against charges of belonging to a criminal organisation on Tuesday.

The arrest of party leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, four others is the biggest mass detention of lawmakers since the end of Greece's military dictatorship in 1974.

Golden Dawn party leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos is escorted by anti-terrorism police. Credit: Reuters

Thirteen party members were also arrested and will appear in court to enter their pleas on Wednesday.

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