Mother of slain rapper, video point to GD MP
The mother of Pavlos Fyssas, the rapper stabbed to death two years ago by a member of Golden Dawn in Keratsini, near Piraeus, yesterday told a court hearing the criminal trial of the neo-Nazi party’s leadership that the order for the hit had come from Piraeus MP Yiannis Lagos as a video emerged showing a senior GD official naming Lagos in reference to a possible attack.
Concluding her testimony yesterday in a tense and emotional session at the makeshift courtroom in Korydallos Prison, Magda Fyssa claimed that Lagos ordered the murder of her son on September 18, 2013. “Lagos gave the order. He gave the OK,” Fyssa said, referring to the fatal stabbing of her son by GD member Giorgos Roupakias. She added that GD leader Nikos Michaloliakos had “the ultimate responsibility.”
Meanwhile, a video posted on the Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper yesterday shows GD Nikaia branch leader Giorgos Patelis, who spoke on the telephone with Lagos on the night of Fyssas’s murder, telling a crowd of party supporters about an upcoming attack and referring to the Piraeus MP. “Certain people will get messages for the 15th of the month... if I get the OK from Lagos. If I don’t, we don’t do it,” Patelis can be heard saying in an apparent reference to a planned attack.