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Greek court imposes jail terms on far-right Golden Dawn leaders

October 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti sits in the supreme court as she announces the verdict in the trial of suspected members of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn accused of the September 2013 murder of the anti-fascist rapper, in Athens on October 7, 2020. - Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was branded a criminal organisation on October 7, 2020, with its leaders facing heavy sentences in one of the most important trials in the country's political history. The judgement came to a background of clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators on the sidelines of a large protest of some 15,000 people. (Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP) (Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images)

The leaders of the far-right Golden Dawn, once Greece's third largest political party, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for running a criminal gang linked with hate crimes during the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

The leaders of the far-right Golden Dawn, once Greece's third largest political party, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for running a criminal gang linked with hate crimes during the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

The court handed down 13-year jail terms to six former lawmakers, including Golden Dawn's leader Nikos Mihaloliakos.

Other former lawmakers were sentenced to 5-7 years in prison for being members of a criminal group.

On Wednesday, the court also imposed a life sentence and 10 year in jail to Golden Dawn member Yiorgos Roupakias for the murder of Fyssas.

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