Twelve at­tor­neys call for ac­cel­er­a­tion of pro­ceed­ings

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Twelve at­tor­neys for the pros­e­cu­tion in the on­go­ing trial against neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have filed a pe­ti­tion de­mand­ing that the pro­ceed­ings be ex­pe­dited with daily ses­sions that will be re­stricted to the Athens Court of Ap­peals. The case against the lead­er­ship, key of­fi­cials and mem­bers of Golden Dawn, sparked by the fa­tal stab­bing of rap­per Pav­los Fys­sas in Septem­ber 2013 by a mem­ber of the far-right party, started in April 2015 and aims to rule whether the party is a crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion. There have been 253 trial ses­sions to date and at the cur­rent pace it is ex­pected to drag on un­til at least 2020. Nearly 250 pros­e­cu­tion wit­nesses have taken the stand, while there are at least 230 wit­nesses for the de­fense still to be ex­am­ined.

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