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European Parliament strips immunity of neo-Nazi Greek MEP

EU lawmakers have voted to lift the immunity of Greek MEP Ioannis Lagos, a former leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party sentenced to jail in his homeland, the European Parliament says.

Legislators overwhelmingly approve the move, with 658 backing it and only 25 opposed in a secret ballot held yesterday.

A police source in Athens tells AFP that Greek judicial authorities have issued an international arrest warrant for the 48-year-old.

Greek MEP Ioannis Lagos, a former leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, in an undated image (video screenshot)

In a Twitter post, Lagos voiced disdain for the decision and said he would remain “strong and free.”

“I am not going back to Greece in coming days,” he said, without giving further details.

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