Greece’s Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Website Suspended

Greece's Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Website Suspended

By Katerina Nikolas

Digtal Journal, May 10, 2012

WordPress has suspended the website of the Greek political  party Golden Dawn, which gained electoral success in Sunday's election, claiming violation of service.

Golden Dawn, which resents the label neo-Nazi, has garnered international attention since winning its first seats in parliament. However the attention has been critical amid allegations it has threatened and intimidated journalists. Now the website on which the group published  its threats against journalist Xenia Kounalaki, has been suspended, even before the petition organized by to have it removed had chance to attract much support.

Reporters complained about the demands  made by Golden Dawn at its victory press conference. The party ordered journalists to stand and salute the party or leave.

In an interview with ITV Golden Dawn spokesperson Theodoros Koudounas denied the group were either fascist or Nazi, explaining that they could not be fascists as they aren't Italians, nor could they be Nazis as they aren't Germans. Instead he described them as “Popular nationalists”. ...


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