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Parliament lifts immunity of five Golden Dawn MPs

Parliament lifts immunity of five Golden Dawn MPs

The Parliament's plenary on Wednesday voted in favour of stripping ultra-right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avgi) MPs Eleni Zaroulia, Michalis Arvanitis, Nikos Kouzilos and Dimitris Koukoutsis of their parliamentary immunity facing charges for participating and leading a criminal organization.

The plenary also decided to lift the parliamentary immunity of Ilias Kasidiaris given that an investigation against him regarding the offenses of possession of weapons and ammunition to supply a criminal organization is underway according to ANA-MPA

200 deputies voted in favour of stripping the parliamentary immunity of Kasidiaris, Arvanitis and Zaroulia, 11 deputies voted against it and 16 voted “present”.

199 deputies voted in favour of stripping the parliamentary immunity of Kouzilos, 11 against, 16 "present" and one abstained, while on Koukoutsis, 195 voted in favour, 12 against and 20 "present".