Gun pho­tos added to GD case file

Pic­tures show armed mem­bers as record­ings from night of Fys­sas mur­der emerge

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

New photographs of Golden Dawn mem­bers pos­ing with guns and mak­ing Nazi salutes have emerged af­ter au­thor­i­ties searched the com­puter of the head of the party’s Nikaia cell, Gior­gos Patelis, who has been linked to the mur­der of rap­per Pav­los Fys­sas in Septem­ber.

The pho­tos show Golden Dawn mem­bers bran­dish­ing what look like AK-47 and M4 as­sault ri­fles, as well as hand­guns. Po­lice said they could not im­me­di­ately com­ment on whether the weapons were gen­uine firearms or copies. Patelis, cur­rently in cus­tody, is shown hold­ing what looks like a Kalash­nikov ri­fle in one photo. The pic­ture is thought to have been taken at a train­ing camp or­ga­nized by the party next to the Neda River in the Pelo­pon­nese. Another photo shows two of the far-right party’s sup­port­ers along with some chil­dren giv­ing a Nazi salute.

De­tails of the night Fys­sas was stabbed to death by Golden Dawn mem­ber Gior­gos Roupakias were also made pub­lic yes­ter­day as the record­ings of con­ver­sa­tions be­tween the of­fi­cers who first ar­rived at the scene and the po­lice dis­patcher were added to the case file.

The record­ings show that po­lice­men who re­ported a group of about 20 Golden Dawn sup­port­ers chas­ing oth­ers in the streets of Ker­atsini were ini­tially or­dered to keep their dis­tance un­til backup ar­rived and re­port what they saw in the mean­time. Once it emerged some­one had been stabbed, the of­fi­cers at the scene were told to “de­tain any­one you come across un­til we can work out what hap­pened.”

The con­ver­sa­tions also re­veal that there was a de­lay in an am­bu­lance ar­riv­ing to take a wounded Fys­sas to the hos­pi­tal. The first re­quest for as­sis­tance was made at 12.05 a.m. but by 12.26 no am­bu­lance had ar­rived.

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