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Lawsuit dismissed: 103 citizens' challenge to COVID-19 measures rejected

Procedural irregularities lead to dismissal of case against State's pandemic response

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In a recent development, the Nicosia District Court has rejected a lawsuit filed by 103 adult and minor plaintiffs who sought to challenge the constitutionality of the state's measures implemented to safeguard citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic. The legal action targeted the Attorney General of the Republic, former Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou, and members of the epidemiological team.

According to a statement released by the Legal Department and reported by GJC, the court dismissed the lawsuit on procedural grounds. Specifically, it determined that the plaintiff's failure to provide their full addresses on the subpoena and the lack of representation by both parents for the minor plaintiffs, as well as the absence of signed counsel appointments from both parents, constituted irregularities that rendered the proceedings invalid and improper.

Additionally, the court awarded attorney's fees against the plaintiffs as part of the dismissal.

The Attorney General of the Republic was represented by Theano Mavromoustaki, the Senior Attorney of the Republic Elli Florentzou, Attorney of the Republic I Marianna Tsangari, and Attorney of the Republic Penelope Charalambous.

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