Golden Dawn MPs jailed for role in crime organisation

Two more MPs from Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party have been jailed on charges of playing a pivotal role in a criminal organisation.

A third politician facing similar accusations will testify to prosecutors today.

Extreme-right Golden Dawn party lawmaker Panagiotis Iliopoulos Credit: Reuters

Giorgos Germenis and Panagiotis Iliopoulos testified for several hours to two appeals court prosecutors.

Yermenis, also known as Kaiadas from his stint as a bassist with Greek-Norwegian black metal band Naer Mataron, has been accused by witnesses of training Golden Dawn members to attack migrants.

Another politician, Efstathios Boukouras, will testify this morning. Apart from membership in Golden Dawn, he faces charges of extortion.

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