Silence is killing Fyssas all over again

A few days ago, a photograph was published on some social media sites of Magda Fyssa sitting in a court room. She is the mother of the 34-year-old rapper Pavlos Fyssas who was killed by a member of the neofascist Golden Dawn party on September 18, 2013 in the western Athens district of Keratsini.

In the photo, with the seats around her empty, Fyssa is seen sitting alone at the back of the courtroom, dressed in black, with the kind of devastation on her face that is in no way fleeting but has sculpted her features forever. Her head is held high, with a forceful stoicism.

She will never give up, until responsibility has been assigned to her son's murderer(s).

Five years after the killing of Pavlos Fyssas, the Golden Dawn trial, which is in its fourth year, is stalling. In a report by Ioanna Mandrou in Kathimerini, we read, among other things: "After 253 court...

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