Welcome, 77 artists, 40 different points of Attica welcomes you by singing Erotokritos an epic romance written at 1713 by Vitsentzos Kornaros

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Greek neo-Nazi MP can be prosecuted for attacking left-wing rivals on live TV

Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris, who assaulted two female MPs on a live TV talkshow, can be prosecuted, MPs rule

Greece's parliament has voted to allow the prosecution of a leading neo-Nazi politician for assaulting two female left-wing politicians on a live TV talkshow.

Ilias Kasidiaris, 32, faces charges of attempted grievous bodily harm over last June's incident, in which he repeatedly slapped one woman and threw a glass of water at another before running away. The attack followed an exchange of verbal abuse.

Kasidiaris is the spokesman for Golden Dawn, a far-right anti-immigrant party that rose from the margins of politics to win 18 of parliament's 300 seats later last June.

The party rejects the neo-Nazi label but is fond of Nazi literature and references.

Lawmakers voted 205-3 on Wednesday to strip Kasidiaris of the immunity from prosecution enjoyed by all Greek parliamentarians. No trial date has been set. © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds