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Hellas Gold attack suspects granted conditional release

Two residents of Ierissos in Halkidiki, northern Greece, were granted conditional release on Wednesday after three months of pretrial custody in connection with an arson attack last February on the premises of the Hellas Gold mine near the village of Skouries.

The two men, who were not identified, were released on the condition that they do not leave the country and report regularly to police.

They were ordered to pay bail payments of 8,000 and 1,500 euros respectively.

Last month another two residents of Ierissos, remanded for the same assault, were also released.

Of some 20 suspects who have been linked to the attack, seven have testified before an investigating magistrate.