The 19 year old student, arrested on 5th of May and accused for riots out of the School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, wil


After staying more than 40 days in Avlona prisons, the second year old student of the Polytechnic Faculty of AUTh will be set free, under bail, until the trial takes place, according to the decision of the Magistrates Committee, issued last week. They accepted the plea of the youngster against the preventive detainment order.

According the decision which was issued on Monday, the 19-year-old will have to appear during the first five days of each month to the police department close to his home, while he is not allowed to leave the country. The bail that has to be paid amounts 3,000 euros. According the same decision, the rest two detainees are being set free (under the same restrictions and a bail of 1,000 euros each; they are both private employees, accused for taking part in the same riots. These two men, aged 24 and 27, were detained after their testimony to the Court Prisons of Komotini.

In the decision it was also mentioned that the three arrestees, who face criminal charges for constructing and possessing explosive bombs, and for causing explosions, “have never fugitives and have never been accused for any other offense”. It was also noted that possible extension of their preventive detainment, until the trial, “would have extremely severe consequences for their social and financial state, given their young age.”

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