Pavlos Fyssas

Key Golden Dawn Nikaia cell leader says he did not order Fyssas’ murder

Yorgos Patelis, the former leader of the strong Nikaia cell of the paramilitary branch of Golden Dawn, which was responsible for the mobilisation of the neo-Nazi party's storm troopers who murdered anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, today told the judge at his trial that he had nothing to do with the murder.

Golden Dawn defendants skip trial, prompting judge's ire

The absence of 11 of the 18 defendants who are scheduled to testify in connection with the September 2013 murder of Pavlos Fyssas in the ongoing trial against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party prompted the ire of the bench's president on Friday. "The defendants have an obligation to be here. The court has ways of bringing them in," judge Maria Lepeniotou warned.