More incriminating Golden Dawn photos emerge

Aurora DoradaMore photographs showing members of neonazi Golden Dawn – including suspects accused of murder – posing with weapons and Nazi symbols and engaging in training have been published. Ta Nea, which published the images, quoted police and judicial sources as saying they were found on the personal computers of two Golden Dawn figures accused of the murder of Pavlos Fyssas, the antifascist singer stabbed to death in September. The images will be forwarded by the police crime lab to investigating magistrate Ioanna Klapa, who is handling the case against Golden Dawn members accused of founding or involvement in a criminal organisation, the report said. The authorities view the images as confirmation of Golden Dawn’s paramilitary nature.

Among the figures depicted in the photographs are Yiorgos Roupakias, who has confessed to stabbing Fyssas, standing behind Golden Dawn MP Ilias Panagiotaros, which undermines Golden Dawn statements that Roupakias was relatively unknown within the party. In its report on the images, To Vima one of the computers on which the photographs were found belongs to Yiorgos Patelis, the head of the Golden Dawn branch in Nikea, Piraeus, who has been remanded in prison on charges relating to Fyssas’ murder. It said police had identified more than ten members of the Nikea cell in the photographs, at least two of which are from a Golden Dawn training camp held near the River Neda, in the western Peloponnese, during the summer of 2013.

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