ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say 25 people have been detained for questioning after a lawyer was attacked outside the Athens courthouse where members of an extreme right political party are on trial.
Lawyer Evgenia Kouniaki said she was punched in the face Wednesday by a man who was among a group of Golden Dawn party supporters. Kouniaki is representing victims of an alleged Golden Dawn attack.
Leading members of the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party have been on trial since 2015 on charges of operating a criminal organization, having allegedly ordered or been associated with multiple attacks against immigrants and left-wing activists.
Defendants include party leader Nikos Michaloliakos. He has accused political opponents of fabricating the charges to undermine his party's popularity.
Golden Dawn has 16 deputies in the Greece's 300-member parliament.