19th Hearing, Women’s Section, Korydallos Prison, Athens, 6 October 2015 1. Court access This hearing reconfirmed the police’s policy to grant access to any interested citizen provided they display their identity cards. The courtroom was packed. As regards the prospect of a change of venue, the matter was sidelined once again. 2. Presence and representation
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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.
Τhe presentation of Thanassis Kampagiannis at the open discussion “Golden Dawn Trial, an international event. Why does it matter to Greece and beyond”, organized by AnalyzeGreece!, Athens, 6.5.2015.
Thanassis Kampagiannis is a lawyer, civil action representative at the Golden Dawn trial, member of Jail Golden Dawn initiative.
Thus, a simple “caress” of a conviction bears no outcome whatsoever.
It is the first time that a Nazi organization will be tried in a court of law, even as it remains the third largest party in parliament, with 388,447 voters, and as the current government remains a majority-Left coalition
EFSYN Journalists themselves number among the organization’s primary targets. Nikos Michaloliakos’ “political” career began four decades ago with a similar attack: the savage lynching of journalist democrats by a neofascist group at the funeral of Evangelos Mallios, one of the military junta’s archtorturers. Michaloliakos was arrested but never tried. The charges against him were dropped