Court ac­quits de­fen­dant of 2010 deadly fire­bomb­ing

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An Athens court yes­ter­day ac­quit­ted 34-yearold de­fen­dant Theodoros Sip­sas of all charges re­lated to the fire­bomb­ing of a branch of Marfin Bank in cen­tral Athens dur­ing an anti-aus­ter­ity riot in 2010 that led to the death of three bank work­ers. The court also is­sued a not-guilty ver­dict for Pav­los An­dreyev, also 34, in con­nec­tion with a sep­a­rate Molo­tov cock­tail at­tack against the Ianos book­store in the same area dur­ing the same protest. Af­ter sev­eral weeks of wit­ness tes­ti­mony, the court unan­i­mously ruled that the sus­pects had not been con­clu­sively iden­ti­fied as be­ing the per­pe­tra­tors be­hind the two at­tacks. The fire­bomb­ing of the Marfin branch re­sulted in the death by as­phyx­i­a­tion of 32-year-old An­ge­liki Pa­p­athana­sopoulou, who was preg­nant at the time of her death, Paraskevi Zou­lia, 35, and Epameinon­das Tsakalis, 36.

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