A court in Greece has designated a notorious neo-Nazi and fascist party a criminal organization, setting up its leaders for heavy sentences, in one of the most important trials in the country’s political history.

The presiding judge over the case, Maria Lepenioti, said in the ruling on Wednesday that “Golden Dawn” founder and leader Nikos Michaloliakos and other senior members of the group were all guilty of running a criminal organization.

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