Court finds Greek  neo-Nazi party a criminal group in landmark ruling

ATHENS (AFP) – Greece’s neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was branded a criminal organisation yesterday, with its leaders facing heavy sentences in one of the most important trials in the country’s political history.

The judgement came to a background of clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators on the sidelines of a large protest of some 15,000 people.

Reading out the verdict in a trial that lasted over five years, presiding judge Maria Lepenioti said Golden Dawn founder and leader Nikos Michaloliakos and other senior members were guilty of running a criminal organisation.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin