Tasos Theofilou was acquited of all charges. He is released this noon.

«Passion for freedom is stronger than prison’s cells», this was the slogan of hundreds of persons who has overwhelmed the Court of Appeal to express their solidarity and welcomed with tears and joy the decision after Tasos being five years in prison.

First photo after the acquisition of Tasos (Photo by Chris Avramidis @chris_avramidis)

Today the Three-member Court of Appeals has acquitted Tasos Theofilou of the case of bloody bank robbery in Naoussa, Paros in August 2012. According to this decision of the Court of Appeal he was acquitted of all charges against him.

Tasos Theofilou was arrested in 2012 by members of counter-terrorism, after an unnamed phone call had taken place. He was accused for participating in armed robbery, simple assault on the murder of the taxi-driver, as well as he has been blamed for participation in the terrorist group Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei.

Tasos Theofilou was convicted at first instance of a 25-year prison term for involvement in robbery and a simple synergy in homicide. However, the Prosecutor’s Office appealed against the innocent part of the decision, ie participation in the organization, intentional homicide, attempted manslaughter, construction, supply and possession of explosives and prominent possession of weapons, which was coupled with that he himself had appealed.

In his apology on April 28, 2017, he stated: «I will say once again and conclude that I have not committed the offenses for which I am accused. But I did the offense surrounding all the offenses. I am an anarchist. In the class war, I took a stand with the excluded and the injured, the hunted and the wretched, the poor, the weak and the oppressed…»

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Η απολογία του Τάσου Θεοφίλου: «Διέπραξα το αδίκημα που περικλείει όλα τα αδικήματα. Είμαι αναρχικός»

TranslationMariniki Koliaraki

Το 3point magazine είναι ένα οριζόντια δομημένο μέσο που πιστεύει ότι η γνώμη όλων έχει αξία και επιδιώκει την έκφρασή της. Επικροτεί τα σχόλια, την κριτική και την ελεύθερη έκφραση των αναγνωστών του επιδιώκοντας την αμφίδρομη επικοινωνία μαζί τους.

Σε μια εποχή όμως που ο διάλογος τείνει να γίνεται με όρους ανθρωποφαγίας και απαξίωσης προς πρόσωπα και θεσμούς, το 3point δεν επιθυμεί να συμμετέχει. Για τον λόγο αυτόν σχόλια ρατσιστικού, υβριστικού, προσβλητικού, σεξιστικού περιεχομένου θα σβήνονται χωρίς ειδοποίηση του εκφραστή τους.

Ακόμα, το 3point magazine έχει θέσει εαυτόν απέναντι στο φασισμό και τις ποικίλες εκφράσεις του. Έτσι, σχόλια ανάλογου περιεχομένου θα έχουν την ίδια μοίρα με τα ανωτέρω, τη γνωριμία τους με το "delete".

Τέλος, τα ενυπόγραφα άρθρα εκφράζουν το συντάκτη τους και δε συμπίπτουν κατ' ανάγκην με την άποψη του 3point.

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