‘Neo-Nazi’ held over Greek musician Pavlos Fyssas death

18 September 2013

A left-wing musician has been stabbed to death in the Greek capital, Athens, and the suspect is a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.


Golden Dawn supporters held a rally in central Athens in May

Pavlos Fyssas, 34, was killed early on Wednesday. Police arrested the suspect and searched Golden Dawn’s offices. The party denied any involvement.

Social tensions have risen as Greeks deal with years of austerity measures.

Greece’s Public Order Minister, Nikos Dendias, has cancelled a trip to Rome. He said the situation was critical.

The minister expressed his deep regret over the incident, and said the government would soon put forward a new law against political violence and armed groups…

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