EnetEnglish.gr, 17:59 Thursday 19 September 2013
Photos prove murder suspect's neonazi links
Yiorgos Roupakias seen in poses with Golden Dawn MP
Photographs show Yiorgos Roupakias, who has been charged with the murder of hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas, at Golden Dawn events and posing with one of its MPs
Photographs have emerged showing Yiorgos Roupakias, the man charged with the murder of hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas, at Golden Dawn events and posing with its MPs.
In one undated photo that has gone viral on the internet, Roupakis, who has confessed to police that he stabbed Fyssas, is pictured standing alongside Konstantinos Barbarousis, the neonazi party's MP for Aetolia-Acarnania
In the background are other Golden Dawn members wearing black T-shirts, some emblazoned with the party's ersatz swastika logo.
Another photo shows Roupakias in the countryside, among a dozen Golden Dawn members wearing black T-shirts and combat trousers, posing under two neonazi flags.
Another video clip shows Roupakias attending at last Sunday's commemoration for members of a Greek wartime collaborationist unit executed during the second World War at Meligalas, in the southern Peloponnese, by the left-led resistance. A Golden Dawn contingent led by its MPs noisily hijacked the event from conservative and other nationalist groups.
On Wednesday, Golden Dawn sought to claim that none of its members were involved with the murder.
Its leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, said his party “unreservedly condemns the murder of the 34-year-old at Keratsini and denies any involvement of the party”.
But friends of Roupakias have told To Vima that the 45-year-old was on Golden Dawn's payroll, as was his wife and daughter, and that he participated in the party's controversial "Greeks only" food handouts and other events.