The investigative work into the case against the criminal organisation Golden Dawn is nearly complete.
The entire leadership of Golden Dawn currently stands accused of directing a criminal organisation, and this investigation is associated with the murder of Pavlos Fyssas in Keratsini, as well as the attempted murders of PAME trade unionists and Egyptian fishermen in Perama. In the coming weeks, the judicial council will decide on how to introduce the case to the court (the accused, criminal acts, etc).
We, the lawyers’ initiative for the “Civil Action of the antifascist movement in the trial of Golden Dawn”, declared our position on the development of this prosecution in October 2013. Meanwhile, members of our initiative have been appointed as the civil action legal team in the case of the Egyptian fishermen, who in June 2012 were victims of Golden Dawn’s violence. Our goal, as evidenced by our publications and initiatives, is to ensure the conviction of Golden Dawn members for all the criminal activity for which they stand accused.
We have no illusions that the judiciary will stop the criminal activity of the neonazis. We are aware that a court is not the most advantageous location for a mass antifascist movement to wage its campaign. However, the battle represented by this trial must be fought and won, even if it is an “away” game. We know that in this process we will come face to face with the entire leadership of this neonazi criminal organization, which still commands multiple sources of financial support, hefty parliamentary allowances, dozens of lawyers, more than 100 parliamentary employees and advisors, etc.
Therefore, and in order to respond effectively to the requirements of this battle, we are appealing for financial support from all antifascists, both from organisations and individuals, and from every democratic citizen who want to see the neonazis of Golden Dawn condemned and who seek justice for the victims of fascist and racist violence.
Financial donations can be made through the bank account of “Defence of the Victims of Fascist and Racist Violence”, a recently established non-profit organization with similar goals to ours and with whom we are in solidarity. The account details are: Account name: Yperaspisi, Bank: Piraeus Bank, Account No: 5032–072245–251, IBAN: GR25 0172 0320 0050 3207 2245 251, SWIFT-BIC: PIRBGRAA.
You can contact the lawyers’ initiative “For the Civil Action of the antifascist movement in the trial of Golden Dawn” by emailing: [email protected]