A high ranking member of Greece’s extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party has been arrested in Athens, nearly nine months after he vanished before a court sentenced him to 13 years in prison.
Police said 59-year-old former golden dawn member Christos Pappas was arrested late Thursday and lived in an apartment in the suburb of Zographos registered under a different name.
Golden Dawn was founded as a Nazi-inspired organisation in the 1980s. A fringe group for years, it saw a rise in popularity during a 2010-2018 financial crisis that caused suffering for millions of Greeks.
Other former lawmakers and senior officials were jailed last October after a court ruled that it conducted as a criminal organisation.