Today, anarchist Simos Seisidis was declared innocent by all the judges at the Felonies Court of Appeals in Athens, as there was no evidence to prove his guilt “beyond doubt”, as the legal term goes. He had been charged with seven robberies, three homicide attempts, money laundering and participation in a criminal organisation.
The judges ruled the accused was innocent since none of the eye witnesses identified him as one of the robbers at the bank robberies, including that of the National Bank in Exarcheia (Solonos and Ippokratous Str), which is where the ensuing shoot-out between robbers and police caused the injury and subsequent arrest of the anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis.
Despite the acquitting decision Simos will return to jail since there are other pending cases against him.
It is hereby reminded that Simos was arrested in May 2010 in Kerameikos, Athens after a chase up by the police who injured him at his leg, causing for it to be amputated.