In a landmark verdict in Greece’s highest-profile political trial in decades, an Athens court found the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn guilty of running a criminal organization as it rose to prominence during the coun-try’s financial crisis, systematically targeting migrants and left-wing critics. The party was banned on 7 October.
The party member who stabbed prominent rapper, Pavlos Fyssas, was Giorgos Roupakias, and he was found guilty of murder on Wednesday. Another five Golden Dawn supporters or members were found guilty of attempted murder over assaults on three Egyptian fishermen in 2012, while four were found guilty of caus-ing bodily harm over assaults on members of Greece’s Communist Party trade union in 2013.
On today’s program, I speak with Katerina Thoidou from an organisation called World Against Racism called KEERFA in Greece. Katerina was one of the people that gave evidence in the Golden Dawn trial