The Athens Appeals Court which ruled last Wednesday that the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is a criminal organization, also ruled on Monday that its leadership is not eligible for leniency.
The seven leaders of Golden Dawn – Nikos Michaloliakos, Christos Pappas, Artemis Matthaiopoulos, Ilias Panagiotaros, Ilias Kasidiaris, Yiannis Lagos and Giorgos Germenis – now face prison terms of 5-15 years for running a criminal organization.
The court found that there were mitigating circumstances for only four former MPs.
Furthermore, there will be no leniency for Giorgos Roupakias for the murder of Pavlors Fyssas, and to those tied to the attacks on the Egyptian fishermen and the PAME unionists.
The court is expected to hand down sentences later on Monday or Tuesday.