Ousted Golden Dawn MP Constantinos Barbarousis will appear before an examining magistrate on Wednesday to explain his statements during a parliamentary debate on Friday, when he called on the army to arrest of the president, the prime minister and the defence minister.

He was arrested on Monday morning in northern Athens by counterterrorism officers and is facing accusations of high treason.

According to Greek penal law, anyone who publicly or through the dissemination of documents or images intentionally attempts to incite others to commit acts of high treason is punished by up to 20 years in prison.