New evidence of murder of Fyssas reveals possible negligence of Greek police (photo)

Evidence presented by Forensic Architecture Research Center

New evidence about the murder of anti-fascist Greek rapper, Pavlos Fyssas in September of 2013 in Keratsini has come to light.

The Fyssas family had called for the aid of the Forensic Architecture Research Center to re-examine the audiovisual evidence contained in the case file and lays out the events leading up to the murder of the 34-year-old musician five years ago.

The material is accompanied by a video, which was filed in the court case upon the prosecutor’s request, as the defendants’ defense lawyers failed to block the screening in the court of the footage.

The investigation reveals that the assassination of Pavlos Fyssas took place between 00:03-00:04 and a little earlier, at at 23:59 a group of Golden Dawn members had passed along Tsaldari Street.

The Forensic Architecture (FA) research center is headquartered in Goldsmiths, University of London. It consists of a team of architects, scientists, academics, journalists, technologists, and other experts. The Center undertakes spatial and multi-media research on behalf of international public prosecutors, humanitarian organizations and other non-governmental political or environmental organisations (NGOs).

Material from the Forensic Architecture (FA) has previously been presented before human rights panels as well as to international courts of law.

Fyssas, a Greek anti-fascist rapper, was killed on 18 Sep 2013 by a member of Golden Dawn. The investigation of FA was first discussed in July, in the courtroom at Korydallos Prison, near Athens. Lawyers for the GD objected strenuously, questioning the credentials of the organisation.

Fyssas’ murder has taken on national significance. 69 leading members of GD – Europe’s only neo-Nazi group with seats in a national parliament – are charged with running a criminal organisation. If they are found guilty, GD would lose its 16 seats in Greece’s parliament.