The far-right Greek MEP Ioannis Lagos may be extradited to Greece, has ruled a Brussels court. Lagos was arrested in the Belgian capital at the end of April, shortly after the European Parliament had lifted its parliamentary immunity.
He was convicted in October last year with other leaders of the far-right party Golden Dawn for membership and running a criminal organization. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison, but escaped his prison sentence.
The 48-year-old Lagos, who has been in the European Parliament since 2019, left for Brussels before the sentences in Athens. Greece then asked for the waiver of its immunity and extradition.
In the cell
The other condemned leaders and members of Golden Dawn are in prison, except the convicted former MP Nikos Pappas. Hes a fugitive and wanted by the police.
Lagos has until Monday to appeal against the decision of the Brussels court.