The party’s leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, three other MPs and around a dozen members were arrested on charges of founding a criminal organisation. They are due to appear in court on Sunday to be charged formally.
It is the first time since the military dictatorship ended in 1974 that sitting members of parliament have been arrested. The arrests underline the Greek government’s efforts to stifle the fiercely anti-immigrant party, which has been increasingly on the defensive since the fatal stabbing.
People who have plotted and then carried out a murder should indeed be charged. That’s one way if looking at it.
The other is that so called anti-fascists are acting in a very fascist manner by banning a political party.
And I don’t know enough about what’s going on to know which of those two is the true one.
Although I do have my suspicions and they are fed by the fact that they’re not charging them with being accomplices to murder but with membership of an organisation. Looks much more like the party thing than anything else with the limited information I’ve got.