P. Michalolias (photo), counsel and brother to N. Michaloliakos, added that in the particular case referent to art. 18, there is no legitimate reason to involve civil parties given no damaged person/good has been specified, nor can damage to society more broadly be argued, as otherwise it would be an issue of “popular civil action”. The following speakers voiced their agreement with Mr. Michalolias’s position.
Due to the departure of the defense counsel, the President interrupted the hearing and the court was adjourned until 04/06/2015, at 10:30 in the same hall.
Furthermore, all of the above declared their attendance as civil parties in the prosecution of all those accused of membership, participation and leadership of the criminal organization, “People’s Association – Golden Dawn”
It was eventually agreed that the legal recognition of Civil Action would be determined in subsequent hearings.
The trial of Golden Dawn was adjourned until May 7th 2015 in order to allow time for Mr Papavasiliou’s appointed counsel to acquire familiarity with the case file.