December 6, 2013
The Counterterrorism police are currently investigating the houses of Golden Dawn members Stathis Boukouras, Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Yorgos Germenis, after a public prosecutor’s request. The three men face charges for participating and managing a criminal organization.
The police officers had received the order a week ago but the decision for the raid was made today.
In an official announcement, Golden Dawn stated that the government is degrading the sense of constitutional legitimacy. They claim that there is no incriminating evidence against Golden Dawn and that the government is trying to terrify them.
Meanwhile, another 12 people are likely to be added to the list of Golden Dawn supporters, suspected of committing crimes that had not been officially linked to Golden Dawn until now.
The incidents which will be added to the case file include the murder of a 27-year-old Pakistani man on January 17 this year and the stabbing of a 17-year-old student outside a school in Neo Faliro, southern Athens, in January. The men arrested for these attacks are considered to have links with Golden Dawn.
On Wednesday, Christos Pappas, the party’s deputy leader, was denied release from pretrial custody. Earlier this week, head of Golden Dawn, Nikos Michaloliakos, also had his request turned down.