Erstwhile Golden Dawn MP Constantinos Barbarousis was arrested on Monday morning in the Penteli area near Athens at the home of a female friend’s home by counter terrorism officers.
Barbarousis was on the run since Friday after he was indicted by a prosecutor on charges of treason.
In his address to parliament earlier on Friday during a debate on the no-confidence motion brought against the government by the opposition for its handling of a name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Barbarousis said that the military should arrest Prime Minsiter Alexis Tsipras, ANEL president and coalition partner Panos Kammenos and Greek President Propkopis Pavlopoulos, in order to “prevent this treason,” namely the name deal with Skopje.
His speech prompted the parliamentary speaker to ban the far-right party from any further discussions on the no-confidence motion and to accuse Golden Dawn of inciting violence.
Golden Dawn’s leadership proceeded to oust him from the party for straying from the party line.