Nick Griffin stands by persecuted Golden Dawn

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In a visit to Athens Nick Griffin, MEP has extended his support to the persecuted political group Golden Dawn.

Nick was on the platform at the Golden Dawn press conference to challenge the Greek government's anti-democratic crackdown on the group in the European court of human rights. Others on the platform were Eleni Zaroulia, Ilias Kasidiaris and Artemis Mathaiopoulos.

Attacking the Greek government, which has imposed harsh austerity measures and sold-out to international banks, Mr Griffin said the authorities had staged a "multi-level assault" against Greek people's right to "choose or reject" a radical Nationalist party.

Golden Dawn's leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, has been in pre-trial custody using the September murder of the left-wing rapper Pavlos Fyssas. A man held on suspicion of the stabbing reportedly told police he was a Golden Dawn supporter. The international press are neglecting to also mention that those opposed to Golden Dawn have also subjected Golden Dawn members to violent physical attacks. Little is said about the murders of Golden Dawn Martyrs, Giorgos Fountoulis and Manolis Kapelonis in the lamestream media. A BNP spokesman said:

"The lamestream media don't give people the full facts. In reports about Golden Dawn the murder of Pavlos Fyssas is highlighted whilst the murders of Giorgos Fountoulis and Manolis Kapelonis is not mentioned. It seems that the murder of Nationalists isn't worth their ink or time. People need to open their eyes to media lies."

Thirteen Golden Dawn MPs are either in detention, face charges, or have had their parliamentary immunity lifted.

Nikos Michaloliakos has vehemently denied the charges and argued he is a political prisoner. Polls suggest that Golden Dawn would become the third-largest party in parliament if elections were to be held now.

Nick Griffin, who will defend his seat at the European parliament later this year, has previously expressed his "full solidarity with Greek patriots being persecuted by the system as a consequence of their fast growing support among ordinary Greeks".

At Friday's conference Nick Griffin said the current "pseudo-legal war" against Golden Dawn by the Greek government was "totally illegal" adding: "Long live freedom, victory to Golden Dawn … our time will come."

In a statement written in a prison cell by Mr Michaloliakos and read out by his wife, the Golden Dawn leader praised Mr Griffin:

"I extend my greetings to the militant patriot and great Member of the European Parliament Nick Griffin who has staunchly defended the political movement of the Golden Dawn," he wrote. "It is with the same faith that Mr Griffin is struggling daily under adverse conditions for the independence of the British people against bankers and usurers. Our common fight continues."



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