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Greek former neo-Nazi leader held in Belgium refuses extradition

BRUSSELS — An MEP and former leading member of Greece’s banned neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement, arrested in Belgium, has challenged moves to send him home for imprisonment, prosecutors say.

Ioannis Lagos was held on a European arrest warrant in Brussels yesterday, immediately after the European Parliament voted to strip him of his immunity.

But, brought before a Belgian magistrate today, he challenged the move to send him to Greece to serve a 13-year jail term, deputy public prosecutor Katrien Meulemans says.

 

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