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Greek govt 'to ban Golden Dawn'

The Greek health minister has told ITV News the government will move to ban the far-right party Golden Dawn "within months". A man claiming to be a member of the party has been arrested after allegedly stabbing to death an anti-fascist rapper.

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Man arrested over stabbing is 'a Golden Dawn supporter'

A 45-year-old man arrested over the alleged stabbing of an anti-fascist activist has admitted being a follower of Greece's far-right group Golden Dawn, according to media reports.

Golden Dawn members at a gathering in Athens in February 2013 Credit: REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Golden Dawn has condemned the killing and denied having any involvement, accusing people of using the "tragic event" for political ends.

The far-right party, which has 18 MPs in the Greek parliament, has repeatedly been accused of violence towards its political opponents.

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