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07 November, 2002
The Kalamata Appellate Court on Wednesday acquitted 13 British and Dutch plane-spotters on charges of espionage.
The court accepted that eight of the accused believed that they could record facts on military aircraft and ruled them innocent on grounds that they were misled.
As for the other five, the court accepted that they had no involvement in the matter.
Public prosecutor Nikos Pantelis had previously asked of the court to find eight of them guilty of espionage and the other five innocent due to doubts.
Source: Athens News Agency