Greek editor acquitted on Swiss bank list charges

Last updated 09:05 02/11/2012

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A magazine publisher has been acquitted of charges that he breached privacy laws by printing a list allegedly naming Greeks with bank accounts in Switzerland.

The list has touched off a fierce debate in the nearly bankrupt country after governments failed to use it to check for possible tax evasion by rich depositors.

The Athens court gave no reason for its verdict on Thursday. The ruling followed a closely-watched trial that supporters of Costas Vaxevanis had portrayed as a test of Greek press freedom.

"This decision ... allows journalists to do their job," said Vaxevanis, the publisher of Hot Doc magazine.

A prosecutor had called for Vaxevanis' conviction during the trial.

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