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Secretary General Jagland condemns murder of Pavlos Fyssas, supports rapid investigation of Golden Dawn

19/09/2013

Secretary General Jagland condemns murder of Pavlos Fyssas, supports rapid investigation of Golden Dawn
Thorbjørn Jagland 

Strasbourg, 19 September 2013 - The Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland condemned the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas and expressed his support to the Greek government rapid investigation of “Golden Dawn’s’’ involvement:


‘’This murder stems from an extremely dangerous development we are seeing in Greece and also other parts of Europe. Sections of society are becoming more radicalised and there is a real risk that hate speech turns into violence and cold-blooded murder. I support the Greek government’s efforts to conduct a rapid investigation of “Golden Dawn’s” involvement and to uphold the rule of law in the face of current protests. We cannot tolerate racist radical groups disrupting democratic society.’’

“We are ready to rapidly implement proposals for cooperation currently under discussion with the Greek government aimed at curbing intolerance, hate speech and discrimination. Such concrete action could serve as a model to other countries in Europe which are facing the rise of political radicalism in their societies. “
 

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