Leader of Greece's Golden Dawn Sent To Jail Ahead of Trial

Nikolaos Mihaloliakos is charged with founding a criminal organization


(Reuters)—The leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party was sent to jail pending trial on criminal charges on Thursday in a boost to a government campaign to wipe out what it calls "a neo-Nazi criminal gang".

Nikolaos Mihaloliakos is the first elected party chief in Greece to be sent to jail since a military coup in 1967. The grey-haired, bespectacled leader has watched support for his party wane after one of its supporters killed a popular rapper.