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Greece: Golden Dawn Party Leader Jailed
An Athens court has ordered the head of Greece's extremist right-wing Golden Dawn party to be jailed pending trial on charges of running a criminal organisation.
Nikos Michaloliakos, a sitting member of Parliament, was remanded in custody after overnight testimony lasting more than six hours.
The order is part of an investigation into his party triggered by the killing of a left-wing rapper.
On Wednesday, the court ordered the release of three party lawmakers on bail and the jailing of a fourth in the same case. All have denied the charges against them.
Michaloliakos and five of his party politicians were among 20 people arrested over the weekend in a crackdown against the alleged neo-Nazi party.
It follows the fatal stabbing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas on September 17, whose death sparked protests involving thousands of people.
Golden Dawn, which the government has described as a "Nazi creation", rose from the margins of Greece's political scene to become the country's third most popular party amid the nation's severe financial crisis.
It has been blamed for a series of violent attacks, mostly against immigrants.
The party denies it is behind any violence.