Following the ruling, warrants are to be issued for the speedy arrest of Michaloliakos and several other former occasion lawmakers, the court docket stated.
A number of of these convicted together with some lawmakers have already turned themselves in, state tv ERT stated.
Michaloliakos and different former members of his internal circle have been sentenced two weeks in the past to greater than 13 years in jail for working a legal organisation after a five-year trial.
Michaloliakos, a longterm Hitler admirer and Holocaust denier, has rejected his occasion’s prosecution as a political witch hunt.
He remained defiant Thursday after the court docket ordered his imprisonment.
“I am proud to be taken to jail for my concepts… we can be vindicated by historical past and by the Greek folks,” he advised reporters outdoors his residence in an prosperous northern Athens suburb.
“I thank the tons of of hundreds of Greeks who stood by Golden Daybreak all these years,” stated the 62-year-old mathematician and former protege of Greek dictator Georgios Papadopoulos.
These going to jail embrace deputy Golden Daybreak chief Christos Pappas and the occasion’s former spokesman Ilias Kassidiaris, who not too long ago shaped a brand new nationalist occasion.
However the ruling can’t be instantly enforced within the case of former Golden Daybreak lawmaker Ioannis Lagos, who was elected to the European parliament in 2019 and has immunity.
Greek judicial authorities should formally request that Lagos’ immunity be lifted by the European parliament earlier than he may be imprisoned.
The court docket had issued responsible verdicts to Michaloliakos and over 50 different defendants, together with his spouse, on October 7.
However the conclusion was delayed by plenty of authorized disputes, together with final week when Lagos tried to have the court docket’s three judges recused for bias.
The pinnacle choose Maria Lepenioti on Monday additionally publicly questioned the state prosecutor’s demand that a lot of the convicted be provisionally launched pending appeals trials, which may take years to adjudicate.
The court docket has accepted that Golden Daybreak was a legal organisation run by Michaloliakos utilizing a military-style hierarchy modelled on Hitler’s Nazi occasion.
The probe was sparked by the 2013 homicide of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was ambushed by Golden Daybreak members and fatally stabbed.
Fyssas’ assassin, former truck driver Yiorgos Roupakias, has been handed a life sentence.
In a prolonged investigation, pre-trial magistrates outlined how the group shaped black-clad militia to intimidate and beat up opponents with knuckle dusters, crowbars and knives.
A search of occasion members’ houses in 2013 uncovered firearms and different weapons, in addition to Nazi memorabilia.
One other former Golden Daybreak organiser, former loss of life steel bassist Georgios Germenis who’s now an assistant for Lagos on the European parliament, on Thursday stated his conviction was “absurd” and politically motivated.
“I’m 100 % harmless. I used to be simply serving to folks,” Germenis stated as he turned himself in at his native police station.
For Michaloliakos, the sentence caps a surprising downfall for a person whose occasion was the nation’s third hottest in 2015, the yr the trial started.
The occasion received 18 seats in parliament in 2012 after tapping into anti-austerity and anti-migrant anger throughout Greece’s decade-long debt disaster.
It did not win a single seat in final yr’s parliamentary election.
Michaloliakos and different former Golden Daybreak lawmakers had already spent a number of months in jail after Fyssas’ homicide in 2013.
Time served in pre-trial detention can be deducted from the general sentence.
Below Greek legislation, they need to serve not less than two-fifths of their sentence earlier than requesting an early launch.