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Convicted Golden Dawn Member Giorgos Patelis to Return to Prison

February 23, 2022

ATHENS – Convicted Golden Dawn member Giorgos Patelis, who formerly headed the ultra-right party’s Nikea chapter, is to return to prison after the penal section of the Greek Supreme Court agreed to reverse a decision for his release. A request to reverse the ruling issued by a five-member appeals court had been made by Deputy Supreme Court Prosecutor Haralambos Moysidis.

Patelis, 41, was arrested on Tuesday night after he appeared at the Attica Security Police headquarters and will be returned to jail.

He had been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his role in the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas and for his participation in Golden Dawn, which was found to be a criminal organisation. According to Moysidis, the ruling for his release “vaguely mentions that he will not commit other crimes” even though “he is an individual who, if released, is likely to commit further criminal acts.”

He also dismissed arguments that Patelis’ incarceration was deleterious to his family, noting that this was a natural outcome of imprisonment common to all convicts.

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