Pavlos Fyssas

Family of murdered musician slams GD leader’s early release

The family of rap singer Pavlos Fyssas who was killed by a member of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in 2013 said the decision of a court council earlier on Thursday to release its former leader is a "great offense" to the victims of the now-defunct group, their families and "Greek society as a whole". 

The new, old far-right wave

In September 2013, following the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, the Greek authorities launched a crackdown on the leadership of Golden Dawn. A person who is now 17 years old and has just voted for the first time in the May and June elections was only 7 back then.

From the far-right to blind violence

The question remains, since there has been no convincing and honest answer: How is it possible that although members of Golden Dawn have been convicted on the first instance, the case is still under appeal? The murder of the rapper Pavlos Fyssas, which led to the authorities' crackdown on the neo-Nazi party and the charges against its leadership, occurred in 2013.

Tension at Golden Dawn appeal hearing

A senior Golden Dawn member convicted over the 2013 murder of leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, among other crimes, was led away in handcuffs from Athens Appeals Court after hurling insults at Fyssas' mother.

Yiannis Lagos, a member of the European Parliament and among the party's highest cadres, said Magda Fyssa was a "professional" and told her to "f**k off."

Op-Ed: Golden Dawn’s leaders must remain in jail

By Lefteris Charalambopoulos

The 7 October, 2020, conviction of Golden Dawn as a criminal [neo-Nazi] organisation and of seven top members as its directorate was one of the few times that justice was truly served in such a case.

It was a ruling that reflected the public's sense of justice and it demonstrated that this country possesses both memory and clear judgment.

Greek police nab fugitive deputy leader of Golden Dawn

Christos Pappas, who was second in charge of the far-right Golden Dawn party, was arrested late on July 1 in Zografos, a suburb of the Greek capital Athens. 

Pappas, who had been sentenced to 13 years in prison in October 2020 along with other senior members of the party for forming a criminal organization, had gone missing after the verdict.

Prosecutor: Seeks acquittal of 17 Golden Dawn ex-MPs, blames only man who knifed Fyssas

A prosecutor has proposed that ll 17 former MPs of the far right Golden  party and over 40 others were acquitted for the September, 2013 murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas after a four-year trial trial, by prosecutor Adamantia Economou.

The decision caused a strong backlash, as the prosecution presented a host of witnesses, documents, and digital evidence