Greece: Leader of Far-Right Golden Dawn to Stand Trial

February 4, 2015 3:52 PM

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A judicial panel in Greece ruled Wednesday that the leader and lawmakers from the extreme right Golden Dawn party will stand trial on charges of participating in a criminal group — an offence that carries a 20-year prison sentence.

The panel voted that all 18 Golden Dawn lawmakers who held seats in Greece's previous parliament will stand trial, along with 54 other defendants.

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