Nikos Michaloliakos, leader and founder of the far-right Greek Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) party, has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Larisa University Hospital in central Greece after contracting Covid-19.
A week ago, he developed mild symptoms, and on Tuesday his condition worsened. He was first transferred from prison to a hospital in Lamia, and from there to a hospital in Larisa.
Michaloliakos, 64, has not been vaccinated against Covid-19 despite being in high-risk groups. He has diabetes, is overweight, and is a heavy smoker, according to Mega TV and news247.gr.
Also infected with Covid-19 is the former second person in the party, 60-year-old Christos Pappas, who is also serving a sentence in Domokos prison.
In 2020, Michaloliakos was convicted of leading the Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) party, which was declared a criminal organization by a Greek court. The basis for the trial was the murder in 2013 by a former party member of the left-wing activist, rapper Pavel Fyssas.
Together with the leader of the party, to terms from 13 to 15.5 years of strict regime, were sentenced 17 more people who made up the leadership of the party, and several more members of the party received terms of 6 to 7 years. It is noteworthy that the immediate killer received a life sentence + 10 years. It is noted that even maniac killers who took the lives of several people did not receive such a punishment in Greece.