Giorgos Germenis and Panayiotis Iliopoulos charged with playing key roles in a series of attacks by a criminal group.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2014 05:27
“Two more politicians from the far-right Golden Dawn party have been jailed on charges of playing a pivotal role in a criminal organisation.
A third member of the party is facing similar accusations and will testify to prosecutors on Sunday.
Giorgos Germenis and Panayiotis Iliopoulos have previously been charged with joining and directing a criminal organisation as part of a government crackdown on the party, which it has branded a “neo-Nazi criminal gang.”
According to the state-run Athens News Agency (ANA), a witness said Germenis allegedly had the role of an “army major” in the recruitment and training of new members as well as in migrant attacks.
Another politician, Stathis Boukouras, who faces the same charges, also appeared before magistrates but his fate regarding jail will be decided on Sunday.
Three members of the party, including Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and his deputy, have been jailed since October.