Fys­sas’s friend speaks of fa­tal at­tack at GD trial

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The Golden Dawn trial con­tin­ued yesterday at Ko­ry­dal­los Prison, western Athens, with a friend of Pav­los Fys­sas, the left­ist rap­per who was stabbed to death by a mem­ber of the neo-Nazi party two years ago, telling the court he was sure the at­tack was pre­med­i­tated.

“It’s an or­ga­ni­za­tion of crazy peo­ple who want to mur­der those with dif­fer­ent opin­ions,” Pav­los Seirlis told the court, adding that he be­lieved GD lead­ers had or­dered the at­tack. Seirlis, one of dozens of wit­nesses in the case, was with Fys­sas on the night of his mur­der in Ker­atsini, near Pi­raeus, in Septem­ber 2013.

Re­spond­ing to ques­tions from the pre­sid­ing judge, Seirlis pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied mem­bers of the group who at­tacked him, Fys­sas and oth­ers that night. He de­scribed the se­quence of events, say­ing he es­caped a crowd who sur­rounded him and watched Fys­sas get cor­nered. Ear­lier the rap­per’s sis­ter, Irini Fyssa, briefly took the stand but had to halt her tes­ti­mony af­ter feel­ing emo­tion­ally over­whelmed.

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