Today the final sentence for comrade Giannis Dimitrakis was announced at the Court of Appeal. The sentence after the fusions is 12,5 years imprisonment (less than the 35 years he got at the first trial!).
Altogether he was found guilty of the robbery in the National Bank on Solonos str, (7 years imprisonment), guilty of mental concourse in the attempted homicide of the guard of the bank (6 years imprisonment), guilty of participating in a gang (4 years imprisonment), guilty of using a gun (2 years imprisonment). He was not given mitigation but with the fusion of the sentences the final sentence is 12.5 years. The percentage of sentence he has to serve is 3/5 so Giannis Dimitrakis has to serve 7.5 years. He has already served almost 5 years.
The courtroom was full of supporters that burst out in slogans and clapping after the announcement of the decision. The presence of the cops was discreet without EKAM (Greek special forces) and masked ones as at previous trials. The speeches and points made by the defence lawyers were remarkable and they didn't speak of a "victory" of course but of a "proportional sentence that corresponds to the charges"
The comrade was led again to prison with his fists raised and in the next days he is expected to be transferred to Domokos prison from Koridallos where he has been held temporarily for the trial.
THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM
IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS
Thursday, 23 December 2010
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