Acquitted Rouvikonas member to stand trial again after prosecutor’s appeal

A member of the anarchist group Rouvikonas will stand trial again over a social media message threatening Skai television, following an appeal lodged by a prosecutor on Monday.

The unnamed male had uploaded a message on his personal account saying, “We will burn down Skai – today, tomorrow, in ten years, whenever: we will burn it down. And we will dance like American Indians around its charred remains.”

A misdemeanors court in Athens acquitted the Rouvikonas member of charges related to incitement to a felony, which carries a jail sentence of one to three years, saying the law did not apply. The prosecutor disagreed with the judge’s ruling and filed an appeal.