ATHENS – Members of the ultra-far right Golden Dawn received military-style, outdoor training, according to internal documents of the organization published by To Vima newspaper.
The documents appear to contradict claims by members of the party accused of being neo-Nazi – which it denies – that the only guns in their possession were for playing paintball.
It was said that that groups were trained by Golden Dawn members from the local branch of Nikaia that have been implicated in the murder of anti-Fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September 2013.
The documents, which were reportedly discovered on the hard drives of computers confiscated by authorities investigating the party for alleged criminal activities, contain instructions for a “two-day camp” at Neda River in the western Peloponnese.
All 18 lawmakers from the party have been arrested and nine are in detention, with all facing trial on charges of running a criminal gang, which it has also denied.