Golden Daybreak entered parliament for the primary time in 2012 on the peak of the disaster on a fiercely anti-immigrant platform, tapping into Greeks’ anger over painful austerity measures and what many noticed as a corrupt and cosy political institution.
The courtroom handed down 13-year jail phrases to 6 former lawmakers, together with Golden Daybreak’s chief Nikos Mihaloliakos.
Different former lawmakers had been sentenced to 5-7 years in jail for being members of a prison group. The courtroom will resolve later this week if any of the sentences could be suspended.
Golden Daybreak’s high figures had been arrested in 2013, after the killing of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a celebration supporter prompted big protests throughout Greece and led to a authorities crackdown on the celebration. Police discovered unlicensed weapons and Nazi flags within the houses of celebration members.
On Wednesday, the courtroom additionally imposed a life sentence and 10 12 months in jail to Golden Daybreak member Yiorgos Roupakias for the homicide of Fyssas.