Everything we’ve witnessed, regardless of their legal dimensions, bring shame to Cyprus, attorney general George Savvides said Thursday.
“Today's General Assembly is being held in the shadow of the recent events that have shaken institutions and values at their core and have rightly created indignation, anger and concern among the public, as well as a general discrediting of the system,” Savvides said.
He added that the challenges for both the legal service and justice officials “are enormous,” noting that they must be “faced with sobriety, attention, and a sense of responsibility.”
"I know," he said, "that the public expects a lot from the attorney general,” adding that he “deliberately chose to be sparing in my public statements, not only because the issues raised are delicate and of the highest institutional importance, but also because all the facts are under investigation by the police following my explicit instructions."
"However,” he went on, “I cannot hide, as a citizen of this country, that what we saw, regardless of their legal dimensions, are shameful for our country and I will limit myself to saying that this is definitely not the Cyprus we deserve, we dream of or that we want to leave as a legacy to our children.”
Savvides stressed that government officials have a responsibility to make things right.