Greek former neo-Nazi MEP arrested in Brussels

Α former leading member of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has been arrested in Belgium, hours after the European Parliament lifted his immunity, Greek police say.

A police source confirms to AFP that MEP Ioannis Lagos was arrested in Brussels under an international arrest warrant to serve a 13-year jail term in Greece. The Brussels public prosecutor’s office confirms that Lagos was taken into custody, declining to elaborate. The independent MEP earlier tweeted: “I am in a Belgian police car… being taken to jail.”

State news agency ANA says procedures are underway for Lagos’ extradition to Greece.

The 48-year-old former nightclub bouncer was convicted in October, along with other leaders and members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, on several charges, including running a criminal organization.

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