ATHENS – The appeal hearing for the convicted members of Golden Dawn has been adjourned until July 26 so that the court can examine a request filed by the organisation’s leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, for the hearing to be postponed for reasons of ill health.
The court asked the defence counsel representing Michaloliakos to present a recent and detailed certificate regarding his state of health and an estimate, if possible, from doctors of the time he will need to recover. According to his lawyers, Michaloliakos was admitted to an ICU with Covid-19 and is now convalescing in a recovery centre. He has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment.
Earlier, the court dismissed petitions filed by the other four people convicted for Golden Dawn’s actions, including the MEP Ioannis Lagos, for the suspension of their sentences and their release from prison.