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Six jailed for heist but not terrorism

An Athens court on Wednesday handed prison sentences ranging from 15 to 16 years to six men found guilty of carrying out a double armed robbery on a bank and a post office in Velvento, northern Greece, in February 2013, but cleared them of suspected links to urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.

The judges ruled that the six men were all linked to the violent robberies in Velvento but deemed that there was insufficient evidence to prove they were members of a terrorist group.

Yiannis Michailidis, Nikos Romanos, Foivos Harisis, Andreas Bourzoukos, Anargyros Dalios and Dimitris Politis admit to being anarchists but have denied links to Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.