MEP Yannis Lagos was arrested today by Interpol officials at his home in Brussels.
A European arrest warrant has been issued against Lagos. The deputy is currently in a Belgian pre-trial detention center. A court decision on his extradition to Greece must be made within 48 hours.
Yiannis Lagos was sentenced to 13 years in a Greek prison. He is accused of leading the criminal organization Golden Dawn (Χρυσή Αυγή) and possession of weapons. When he was detained at his home in Brussels, the police presented a European warrant. On the eve of the European Parliament deprived Lagos of parliamentary immunity, reports ERT. The former MP tweeted:
I am in a Belgian patrol car. Thieves, atheists and opponents of the Greeks are taking me to prison. I remain faithful to Christ and Greece.