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 leader remanded in custody

The leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has been remanded in custody on charges of running a criminal group.

Nikolaos Mihaloliakos has been remanded in custody. Credit: Reuters

Nikolaos Mihaloliakos appeared before a magistrates court and a prosecutor to respond to charges of founding and participating in a criminal organisation.

The decision to jail the party chief will be a boost for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' efforts to clamp down on Golden Dawn after an alleged party sympathiser fatally stabbed an anti-fascism rapper last month.

Mihaloliakos was arrested on Saturday alongside other party members.

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