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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Three senior Golden Dawn politicians freed pending trial

Three senior politicians from Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party have been released pending their trial on charges of belonging to a criminal group.

Court officials told the Associated Press a fourth politician, Ioannis Lagos, was jailed ahead of the trial.

The Golden Dawn party members denied the charges against them. Credit: REUTERS/John Kolesidis

The Golden Dawn party members were arrested at the weekend following an investigation into the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Greek hip-hop artist and anti-racism campaigner Pavlos Fyssas.

All four denied charges against them in a marathon plea session before an investigating magistrate that ended early this morning after more than 18 hours.

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