Police searching for Golden Dawn official in connection with attack against lawyer

Police were searching on Wednesday for an official of the extreme-right Golden Dawn (GD) party, who is said to have been involved in the attack and injury of a lawyer and another two women near the Athens Court of Appeal earlier in the day.

The suspect was recognized by Evgenia Kouniaki, the prosecution lawyer in the ongoing trial against Golden Dawn, who stated however that it was not him who punched her in the face. Kouniaki also said she remembers the characteristics of the man who attacked her and could identify him if she saw him again.
Police have searched his house and venues he frequented. According to information, the suspect served in the past as GD leader Nikos Michaloliakos’ driver and was an active party member.

Earlier, 25 GD members who had been brought in for questioning after the attack were later released from Security Police headquarters, as the victims failed to recognize them.