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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 12:10 AM

Greek former neo-Nazi MEP Ioannis Lagos arrested in Brussels

Source: Agence France-Presse

Greek former neo-Nazi MEP arrested in Brussels

Issued on: 27/04/2021 - 14:14
Modified: 27/04/2021 - 14:12

Athens (AFP)

The former leading member of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was arrested in Belgium on Tuesday, hours after the European Parliament lifted his immunity, Greek police said.

A police source confirmed to AFP that MEP Ioannis Lagos was arrested in Brussels under an international arrest warrant to serve a 13-year jail term in Greece.

The independent MEP had earlier tweeted: "I am in a Belgian police car... being taken to jail."

State news agency ANA said procedures were under way for Lagos' extradition to Greece.

The 48-year-old former nightclub bouncer had been convicted in October, along with other leaders and members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, on several charges, including running a criminal organisation.

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Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210427-greek-former-neo-nazi-mep-arrested-in-brussels

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