Greece investigates police links to far-right party after killing | Reuters

| September 23, 2013


“Five senior national police officials as well as the police chiefs in the Athens neighborhoods of Nikaia and of Keratsini, where the killing occurred, have been replaced, the police said in a statement. … [In addition] four police officials in Evia, in central Greece, were suspended for failing to investigate why people had been found carrying weapons, including baseball bats, near Golden Dawn offices in the area, the public order ministry said.


“Five senior national police officials as well as the police chiefs in the Athens neighborhoods of Nikaia and of Keratsini, where the killing occurred, have been replaced, the police said in a statement. … [In addition] four police officials in Evia, in central Greece, were suspended for failing to investigate why people had been found carrying weapons, including baseball bats, near Golden Dawn offices in the area, the public order ministry said. … Two other high-ranking police officials also resigned, citing personal reasons, it added.” Full story here.

Also see: Greece launches inquiry into claims Golden Dawn trained by armed forces | The Guardian

“The Greek authorities have launched an inquiry into allegations that members of the country’s armed forces have helped to train hit squads formed by the far-right Golden Dawn party.”

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