Golden Dawn trial was postponed for May 7

The Golden Dawn trial, which started earlier on Monday, was postponed for May 7. Most of the defendants, including the leader of the party, Nikos Mihaloliakos, were absent.

The list of witnesses, which exceed 100, includes among others the Athens mayor George Kaminis, SYRIZA deputy Vassiliki Katrivanou, professor Nikos Alevizatos, the Photojournalist union president Marios Lolos and the parents of a murdered Pakistani worker.

Complaints were once again voiced for the choice of the Korydallos courtroom as a venue. More specifically, the mayor of Korydallos said: “Schools will be closed again on May 7. We will have again injured people as we had today. There are 11 schools in the area.”

The President of Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ESHEA) Maria Antoniadou and representatives of organisations also made similar interventions. The presiding judge Maria Lepeniotou did not accept a debate on the issue to be held today. On her part, the prosecutor said that this is a matter of the State, which has committed to finding a solution in the future. “So,” the public prosecutor concluded “the process will start here, until a better solution is found.”