Seven years to the day that anti-Fascist hip-hop singer Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death, a member of the extreme-right Golden Dawn accused of the killing, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said the country can’t let its guard down against neo-Nazi groups. Dendias said in a tweet on his official account that “it was a night I will never forget,” referring to the night of Sept. 18, 2013 when Fyssas’ shocking murder after he was set on by a Golden Dawn gang shocked the country. That led to a crackdown on the party that was in Parliament before being narrowly ousted in July 7, 2019 snap elections, with its former lawmakers and dozens of members accused of running a criminal gang, the trial ending and a verdict due Oct. 7. “The (state’s] rule of law reacted. Society and the political world must remain vigilant against the neo-Nazi phenomenon,” he added. Among those accused is Giorgos Roupakias, who has confessed to stabbing 34-year-old Fyssas to death in the district of Keratsini in Piraeus and has been under house arrest after his maximum 18-month pre-trial detention ended
via the nationalherald: Marking Rapper’s Murder Date, Greek Minister Warns Neo-Nazi Threat
siehe auch: Family of slain rapper calls for public support for conviction of Golden Dawn. The family of Pavlos Fyssas, a musician and activist stabbed to death by a self-professed member of Golden Dawn in September 2013, published a statement on Friday calling on the public to champion the condemnation of the neo-Nazi party. “We anticipate the court’s decision to be a minimum vindication in the memory of Pavlos and all those harmed by Nazi violence,” the 34-year-old rapper’s family said ahead of the verdict expected to be delivered by the panel of judges that has spent more than five years listening to a case against Golden Dawn. The party, which is no longer in Parliament, has been accused of constituting a criminal organization with a distinct hierarchy that was aware of or complicit in violence committed against its political and ideological rivals. Dozens of defendants, including high-ranking party officials, are accused on connection with the murder of Fyssas, as well as violent attacks on a group of Egyptian fishermen and on members of the communist-affiliated PAME union, among other crimes in 2013.
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