Greek Police Investigate 'Golden Dawn' Party in Connection with Murder
Posted at: 09/18/2013 5:09 AM
| Updated at: 09/18/2013 10:31 AM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Police are searching offices of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party after a man was stabbed to death in Athens in an attack with suspected political motives.
Thirty-four-year-old Pavlos Fyssas, identified by friends as an anti-fascist activist, died in a state hospital early Wednesday after being stabbed in the Keratsini area west of Athens.
Police said in a statement that a 45-year-old man was arrested and admitted to the stabbing, and to being a Golden Dawn supporter. Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris described the murder as a "heinous crime" and denied any party involvement.
Golden Dawn, whose senior members have expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler, won nearly 7 percent of the vote in general elections last year, with support since rising to around 12 percent according to recent opinion polls.
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