Court acquits all 21 accused of arson attack against Hellas Gold construction site

A felonies appeals court has acquitted 21 residents of Chalkidiki accused of an arson attack at the Hellas Gold construction site in Skouries in February 2013.

Following a long hearing, the court unanimously acquitted the defendants of all charges due to reasonable doubts, finding that their guilt had not been fully proved.

Among the charges were the establishment of a criminal group, attempted murder, making explosives, causing an explosion, robbery and others.

The prosecutor had asked for a guilty verdict for five of the persons involved.