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Greece: Golden Dawn leader remanded in custody

Athens - Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn, is to remain in custody pending trial, on charges of forming a criminal organization. A defiant Michaloliakos cried "Long live the victory" as he left court.

Greece's Golden Dawn MPs released from custody

Athens - Three Golden Dawn MPs have been released from custody pending trial. Party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, and lawmakers Ilias Panayiotaros and Nikos Michos, all deny the charges brought against them.

Greece's Golden Dawn leader and MPs arrested

Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, has been arrested, along with three prominent MPs including Ilias Kasidiaris, on charges of forming a criminal organization.

Golden Dawn's Kasidiaris loses immunity over TV slap

Athens - The Greek Parliament has voted in favour of removing the parliamentary immunity from prosecution from Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris, enabling a prosecution to go ahead over the televised slapping of Communist MP Liana Kanelli in June 2012.

Greece: Golden Dawn's Ilias Kasidiaris acquitted in court

Athens - Ilias Kasidiaris, Golden Dawn MP, was acquitted in the Athens' court on Thursday over charges which have dogged him since 2007. He gave a rousing speech as he left court surrounded by Chrysi Avgi supporters.

Government debate only ethnic Greeks to serve in military

Athens - The Greek government is set to vote today on a proposal to allow only ethnic Greeks to serve in the military, and disallowing naturalized Greeks due to security concerns.

Golden Dawn raises issue of tax-free salaries for MPs

Athens - Golden Dawn MP Illias Kasidiaris sent a letter to the Greek Minister of Finance, Yiannis Stournaras, complaining about the excessively low rates of taxation applied to Members of Parliament.

Greek Finance Minister sued by Golden Dawn MP over tax fiasco

Athens - Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidaris has filed a lawsuit against Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras over the on-going saga of the emergency property tax collected on electricity bills.

Golden Dawn MP wants his parliamentary immunity to be lifted

Athens - Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris, who won a parliamentary seat in this year's elections, has requested that his parliamentary immunity from prosecution be lifted.

Golden Dawn clash with police over Corinth migrant centre

Corinth - As Corinthians voiced their opposition to an army camp being used as a migrant detention centre, Golden Dawn members and supporters obstructed police bringing migrants into the camp.

Golden Dawn distributes food to needy Greeks

Athens - Members of Greece's Golden Dawn party distributed food to needy Greeks suffering under austerity measures, on Wednesday. The food was purchased by money received by Golden MPs as parliamentary compensation.

Papachristou's coach claims Olympic expulsion is 'overreaction'

Following the expulsion of Greek triple-jump athlete Voula Papachristou from the London Olympics for a racist tweet, sympathies for her are divided in Greece. Her coach has claimed that her expulsion is an "overreaction" in light of her apology.

Human Rights Watch claim Greek police ignore racist attacks

Athens - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a report which claims Greek police are ignoring violent racist attacks against immigrants.

Wanted Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris resurfaces

Athens - Ilias Kasidiaris, spokesman for Greece's far-right Golden Dawn, who sprang to international notoriety last week after slapping a female Communist MP on live TV, has resurfaced.

Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris threatens to sue victims

Ilias Kasidiaris, the Golden Dawn MP wanted on charges of assault following his attack on two female rival MP's during a live televised debate on Thursday, has issued a statement threatening to sue his victims.

Greek politicians condemn Golden Dawn live TV attack

Athens - Greek politicians of all parties have strongly condemned the attack on live television by far-right Golden Dawn MP on two female politicians. The government said the "attack is an attack against every democratic citizen."

Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris hiding from Greek police

Police are searching for Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris, in order to serve an arrest warrant over his attack on Communist MP Liana Kanelli during a television show on Thursday.

Golden Dawn launches an immediate media embargo

Athen - Golden Dawn, the far-right party, has released a statement announcing an immediate embargo on all media. They accuse the media of hostile reporting and playing a game of filthy propaganda against them.

Golden Dawn MP slaps Communist Party MP on live TV

Chaos broke out on a live Greek TV show Thursday morning when an MP from the far-right Golden Dawn threw a glass of water at an extreme-left SYRIZA MP. A Communist party MP condemned the action and was punched and slapped in the face for her trouble.

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