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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Two Greek Golden Dawn MPs jailed

Published 12/01/2014 | 04:57

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Golden Dawn MP Panagiotis Iliopoulos arrives at court in Athens to testify to prosecutors

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.

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

Giorgos Yermenis and Panayiotis 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.

Three other politicians, including Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and his deputy, have been jailed since October.

Golden Dawn has 18 MPs in the 300-member Parliament.

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