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Gov’t to step up legal pressure on Golden Dawn

More than 30 criminal cases involving Golden Dawn MPs and members are to be investigated by the judiciary, possibly under stricter laws relating to criminal organizations, as the government seeks to place a legal stranglehold around the far-right party in the wake of the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by one of its supporters.

Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias and Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou met on Thursday night to discuss the government’s approach to the matter. Dendias had earlier sent to the Supreme Court 32 case files relating to incidents involving neofascists since last year. If the judiciary applies the law for criminal organizations, any of the offenses that are misdemeanors will automatically be turned into felonies, which entail stiffer sentences.

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