Greece's extreme- right Golden Dawn lawmakers to appear in court
ATHENS (AP) - Four lawmakers from the extremist right-wing Golden Dawn party are to appear in court for a preliminary hearing into charges of participating in a criminal organization.
Ilias Kassidiaris, who is also party spokesman, Ilias Panagiotaros, Yiannis Lagos and Nikos Mihos were to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon for a deposition. Another three party members were to head to court earlier in the day.
The party's top leadership, including its leader, are among 22 people arrested in a crackdown on the Nazi-inspired party sparked by the fatal stabbing of a Greek rap singer. Arrest warrants have been issued for another 10 people.
Golden Dawn rose from a fringe group to become Greece's third most popular party in recent years, riding on a wave of anger over the country's deep financial crisis.