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Far Right Golden Dawn Member Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old

Far Right Golden Dawn Member Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old

A 45-year-old member of Greece’s extremist right-wing Golden Dawn party has been arrested for raping a 15-year-old Albanian girl. Greece’s To Vima (The Step) reports that, prior to his arrest, the accused individual and other “unknown persons” threatened the girl’s relatives with repercussions from the Golden Dawn and requested that they stay silent.

The 45-year-old met the girl, whose Albanian family has been living in Greece for twenty years, a few months ago and offered her a job in the office of a small company. She at first accepted the offer but then chose to leave after which, in February, the man “lured her to a deserted area and raped her.” He then offered her 100 euros to keep quiet about the assault and to meet with him again.

Along with its neo-Nazi associations — the party’s flag has a symbol on it resembling a swastika — the Golden Dawn is known for its anti-immigrant platform. Some of the Golden Dawn’s members have proposed deporting illegal immigrants to islands. Via its land border with Turkey, Greece is the access point for the majority of illegal immigrants into Europe and the insolvent Greek government is poorly equipped to guard its borders, and to provide services for illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, many parts of Africa and elsewhere.

Greece, like a number of European countries, now has members of extreme right-wing groups in its Parliament; the ongoing trial of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo has highlighted his troubling beliefs and the violence that can result. The Golden Dawn won 6.95 percent of the vote in Greece’s second election in June. To Vima also reports that as many as half of Greek police voted for the right-wing party, which has so far made headlines for ugly reasons including one Golden Dawn MP assaulting two female politicians on a televised debate. The MP, Ilias Kasidiaris, has eluded arrest and remains in hiding and Greeks have questioned why the police have yet to arrest him.

As troubling as the Golden Dawn is, it is not alone in its anti-immigrant stance. Newly installed Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said that he would “kick illegal immigrants out of Greece’s public squares, as supporters waved Greek flags” at his final campaign rally and it remains to be seen how his government will address the issues of immigrants in Greece.

The new Greek government has come into power on a somewhat awkward note. Samaras revealed that he needs an emergency eye operation (for first-stage retina detachment surgery) and has cancelled his first parliamentary meeting. His new Finance Minister, Vassilis Rapanos, was to be sworn in today but had to be rushed to the hospital after fainting and complaining of strong abdominal pain, dizziness and nausea. His condition has reportedly been stabilized.

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1:30PM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

The acclaimed founder of democracy will eventually go under due to both its unsound economical practices and their unfriendly behaviour towards immigrants and tourists. Several women that have been raped while touristing in Greece, have themselves faced both arrest and trial proceedings accused of lying to the police. An embassy secretary of the Greek embassy in Stockholm, recently accused Swedish women of fabricating rapes to cash in on their insurances. He was very quickly sent back to Greece and fired! The previous PM of Greece spent several years in exile in Sweden and speaks fluently Swedish. So that secretary was way out of order. And the Swedish female tourist, that after being raped then got accused by the men of lying, was also rescued by the Greek Government. But not all female tourists have those connections. And the law states that accused can become accusers if they can provide the slightest amount of "evidence" they are innocent. Or blame the woman for enticing them.
Greece will soon leave the Euro and go back to be that under-developed country it was before the Euros started pouring into the country.

9:16AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Is it important to share all the things that happen in Greece.

A Pakistani national has been arrested for the brutal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl on the Cycladic island of Paros on July 22. The victim remains in a critical condition after being flown by helicopter to an Athens hospital.

The unconscious body of a 15-year-old tourist girl was discovered behind a cluster of rocks on Chrysi Akti beach, Paros, in the early evening, Ekathimerini reported. She had suffered multiple injuries and tests confirmed she had been raped. She had disappeared in broad daylight whilst enjoying a swim with her mother.

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6:01AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012


3:18AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Spoiled Greek money grubber Sociopaths need their butts kicked and then spit on; go bankrupt will you please all just die.

3:13AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

It seems hard economic times always bring these nuts out of the woodwork.

6:32PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Last time the Right Wing Facsist March was on, we had World War II.
Now, it's on the move again. If we the United States elect or reelect Right Wingers or keep this Right Wing Supreme Court, we will have WWIII.

Any war after World War III will be fought with sticks and stones...

1:22PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012


10:25AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012


9:37AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Christie R: Sociopaths sleep soundly.

8:18AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012


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