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Another Golden Dawn lawmaker ordered jailed

January 12, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek judicial authorities have ordered the jailing of a lawmaker with the extreme right Golden Dawn party on charges of being a prominent member of a criminal organization.

The decision to jail Efstathios Boukouras comes on the heels of a similar Saturday decision for lawmakers Giorgos Yermenis and Panayiotis Iliopoulos.

All three are being held at police headquarters and are expected to be transferred to an Athens prison Monday morning. There, they will join Golden Dawn legislators Nikolaos Michaloliakos, the Golden Dawn leader, deputy leader Christos Pappas and Yiannis Lagos, jailed since late September, days after a left-wing rapper was murdered by a Golden Dawn member.

A third of Golden Dawn’s parliamentary group is now behind bars, awaiting trial and several more could face charges.

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