Ex-Golden Dawn Lawmaker Who Broke Parole Walks Free

September 7, 2021

ATHENS – With his former colleagues in jail, former Golden Dawn lawmaker Michalis Arvanitis, arrested in July for violating parole during his five-year sentence for membership of a criminal organization, got no jail time.

He was released from custody despite breaking the parole rules and will have to report to his local police precinct once a month and has been banned from leaving the country, said Kathimerini.

The court also rejected for release by fellow neo-Nazi lawmakers Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Nikos Michos, who were also convicted in October 2020 in the long landmark trial, to seven and six years respectively.

Konstantinos Barbaroussis, another jailed former lawmaker, has also filed for release, but his hearing was reportedly postponed so that his father could appear to testify on his behalf, the paper also said.

It’s not unusual in Greece for even violent criminals and embezzlers and politicians to be released from jail early after spending at least some years behind bars but the Golden Dawn convicts have been imprisoned for only nine months, some getting 13-year sentences.


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