The trial of anarchists Simos Seisidis and Aris Seirinidis came to a close in Athens on Wednesday, Oct 11. According to the decision, Simos Seisidis was acquitted from the charge of “attempted murder” against the same policeman who shot him in the leg, eventually forcing its amputation. Seisidis was only convicted for gun possession, sentenced to 18 months, a particularly high sentencing for the offence.
Similarly, his co-defendant and anarchist Aris Seirinidis was sentenced to “disobedience” rather than “resistance against the authority” (a more minor misdemeanour) and was equally convicted for gun possession, with a total sentencing of 18 months, on bail.
Simos Seisidis will remain in jail as he is now in pre-trial for a fourth (!) case against him. This is the fourth case brought against Simos, who has now been acquitted for the previous three.
Aris Seirinidis is already free.
See the Simos Seisidis tag for some background info.