Greek far-right EU lawmaker arrested in Brussels
Belgian authorities to extradite Ioannis Lagos to serve sentence for hate crimes after European Parliament waived immunity
The European Parliament announced earlier on Tuesday that it had lifted the immunity of Lagos.
Right after the decision, the Greek authorities issued an arrest warrant against him asking for his extradition to serve a jail sentence.
The vote took place on Monday, but the results were only revealed the day after.
In October, a Greek court found the leadership of the far-right Golden Dawn party guilty on charges of forming a criminal organization.
The group was charged with the fatal stabbing of leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas in 2013 and attacks on Egyptian fishermen as well as activists affiliated with leftist groups.
Lagos, a prominent figure of the party, received a 13-year prison sentence.
In 2019, he was also found guilty of leading an attack against a community center in Athens that hosted asylum-seekers.
The Golden Dawn was formed in 1980 as a neo-Nazi group.
The party won seats in four consecutive elections, but it could not make it to the Greek parliament in 2019.