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Greece arrests neo-Nazi party leader
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Greece arrests neo-Nazi party leader

28.09.2013 From our online archive
Greece on Saturday arrested the leader of the neo-Nazi GoldenDawn party in a crackdown on the group launched after the murder of a leftist musician, a police source said.

(AFP) Greece on Saturday arrested the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in a crackdown on the group launched after the murder of a leftist musician, a police source said.

Nikos Michaloliakos, 56, was arrested along with one Golden Dawn lawmaker on charges of belonging to a "criminal organisation," with arrest warrants issued for at least three other MPs, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The arrests came a day after Golden Dawn threatened to quit parliament, a move that would prompt by-elections in the recession-hit country where the government is struggling to implement painful public sector reforms in return for international bailout funds.