Head of far-right party in Greece jailed
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The head of Greece's extremist right-wing Golden Dawn party was jailed early Thursday, pending trial on charges of running a criminal organization in an investigation into his party triggered by the killing of a left-wing rapper.
Nikos Michaloliakos, who is a sitting mem-ber of Parliament, was ordered remanded in custody in the early hours of Thursday morning, after overnight testimony that lasted for more than six hours.
Armed police led him away from the courthouse in handcuffs. His wife and daughter, who are also party members, as well as other Golden Dawn members of Parliament, stood outside the building and shouted words of encouragement to him as he was led away.
"The ridiculous little men, they decided to jail the leader," said party lawmaker Michalis Arvanitis.