A small tension prevailed shortly after 9:30 a.m in front of the appeals court where the Golden Dawn trial is taking place between PAME members and ATHEX supporters. They threw glasses of coffee between them. MAT’s intervention was immediate and the episodes ended. It should be noted that shortly before 10:00 am, 12 Golden Dawn supporters were arrested.
Magda Fyssa arrived at the Court of Appeal shortly before 10:00 a.m. Ms Fyssa did not make any statement and headed to the Court of Appeal.The moment of mitigating circumstances in Golden Dawn’s trial has arrived and with the chairperson of three members of the Criminal Appeal Court, Maria Lepenioti , will today announce the court’s long-standing decision to recognize extenuating circumstances and to whom to accuse.
With notification to the court of the critical mitigation decision, and will be considered in the context of the sanctions to be imposed. The court is not bound to recognize mitigating circumstances if it considers that the personality, the crimes and the form of action of the condemned constitute elements of danger. This is viewed by many lawyers as unlikely in the case of the seven people convicted of leading the criminal organization, who the ruling said continued their actions from 2008 to 2013.
The process is expected to continue with the prosecutor’s speech on sentencing and immediately after the defense speeches.