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Jailed leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn released on parole

  • ATHENS (Reuters) -The convicted leader and founder of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikos Mihaloliakos, has been released from prison on parole, a police source said on Thursday, a move that drew criticism from political parties and the family of a Golden Dawn victim. Mihaloliakos and other members of Golden Dawn were sentenced in 2020 following a five-year, high-profile political trial for running a criminal gang linked to a string of hate crimes, including the killing of left-wing rapper Pavlos Fyssas in 2013. The decision was condemned by the main opposition Syriza party, whose leader Stefanos Kasselakis called the move "provocative."
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