Greek neo-Nazi leader detained on criminal charges
ATHENS (AFP) - The leader of Greece's Golden Dawn party was to be taken to a high-security prison on Thursday following his indictment on criminal charges as the government cracks down on the neo-Nazi group.
Nikos Michaloliakos, the first Greek party leader to be jailed in three decades, will be taken to Korydallos prison in west Athens alongside one of his lawmakers and two more defendants after magistrates accused him of running a criminal organisation.
They will be held there until their trial, a date for which has yet to be set.
Four Golden Dawn lawmakers were charged on Wednesday with membership of a criminal group and the party's deputy leader Christos Pappas is due to appear in court later Thursday on the same charges.