Greek editor acquitted in Swiss bank list trial

ATHENS, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A journalist who published the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts was acquitted on Thursday of breaking data privacy laws.

``The court has ruled that you are innocent,'' Judge Malia Volika said.

The arrest and speedy trial of magazine editor Costas Vaxevanis had aroused international concern and riveted recession-weary Greeks angry at the privileges of the elite.

In his defence, Vaxevanis accused politicians of hiding the truth and protecting an ``untouchable'' wealthy elite. He said the trial was politically motivated, calling it ``targeted and vengeful''.