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27 January, 2022
 

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1. Suspect turns prosecution witness in double murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-turns-prosecution-witness-in-double-murder

A former suspect in the deaths of two missing Russian women in Cyprus has been released with no charges, with reports saying he will testify for the prosecution against two brothers already in custody...

2. Cyprus makes progress in fight against terrorist financing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-department

Cyprus has continued to make progress in strengthening banking efforts to combat terrorist financing, according to the State Department's report on terrorism for 2020. ...

3. Police probe family ties in double murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-probe-family-ties-in-double-murder

Police have arrested a third suspect in the double murder of two Russian women in Cyprus, where investigators are said to be relying on witness statements and phone data to crack the crack the case...

4. Police all over the map in double murder case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-all-over-the-map-in-double-murder-case

Cyprus police have detained a second suspect in the double murder of two Russian women, saying the man has been linked to the cottage in rural Limassol where the bodies were found but denies any part in the crime...

5. Double murder prosecutors back to the drawing board

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/double-murder-prosecutors-back-to-the-drawing-board

New details suggest the main suspect in the double murder of two Russian women may be covering up for someone else, after it was reported that the shooter was far closer to the victims than previously thought and questions remained about a car passenger...

6. Suspected motive in double murder draws skepticism

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspected-motive-in-double-murder-draws-skepticism

A top criminologist in Cyprus says machismo and ethnicity were proximate causes in the double murder of two Russian women who had gone missing last month, but a suspected motive in the case has drawn public disbelief and some parliament members are calling for investigation into possible sex trafficking...

7. Joint action to defend and promote Democracy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/joint-action-to-defend-and-promote-democracy

Across the globe, democracy and human rights are increasingly under siege. Far from being an issue isolated to the “developing” world, democracies new and old are combatting existential crises of creeping authoritarianism, rising inequality, and malign influence both domestically and from abroad. ...

8. Pope's agenda for his scheduled visit to Cyprus announced

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/popes-agenda

Government Spokesman Marios Pelekanos briefed the media today on the visit of Pope Francis to Cyprus at the Presidential Palace....

9. Foreign women nabbed in pub raid in Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/foreign-women-nabbed-in-pub-raid-in-nicosia

Law enforcement agents raided a business establishment in Nicosia where 18 foreign women were detained, with police investigating whether they could be possible victims of human trafficking...

10. US Embassy requests proposals for counter-trafficking programs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/us-embassy-requests-proposals-for-counter-trafficking-programs

Worldwide, more than 25 million victims of human trafficking are enslaved for the commercial gain of others....

11. Europol cracks down on human trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/europol-cracks-down-on-human-trafficking

Two hundred and sixty-nine (269) potential victims of exploitation were identified during Europol's eight-day, coordinated pan-European action to crack down on trafficking in human beings and labor exploitation in the agricultural sector,...

12. Suspected pimp detained in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspected-pimp-detained-in-cyprus

A suspected prostitution recruiter from Ukraine is awaiting trial in the Republic of Cyprus following his arrest on Monday at Larnaca International Airport...

13. Woman arrested in Limassol prostitution bust

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-arrested-in-prostitution-bust-in-limassol

Limassol police are keeping a lid on a prostitution bust in Yermasoyia, where two apartments were raided after being suspected of operating as illegal brothels...

14. Labor exploitation case filed in Nicosia court

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/labor-exploitation-case-filed-in-nicosia-court

A man in rural Nicosia, who was arrested in early June on charges related to human trafficking and labor exploitation, was one of 229 suspects detained all over Europe during an operation coordinated by Europol...

15. Damning State Dep. report highlights Cyprus human rights issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/damning-state-dep-report-highlights-cyprus-human-rights-issues

A US State Department country report on human rights practices in 2020 proved damning for Cyprus which was found to have had significant human rights issues last year....

16. State drops big marriage fraud case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-drops-big-marriage-fraud-case

Police in Cyprus were distinctly furious this week after prosecutors dropped charges against nine suspects in a fake marriage case, with the Legal department arguing an amended law linking sham marriage to immigration violations was not retroactive...

17. Council of Europe report critical of Greece's migrant pushbacks, detention conditions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/council-of-europe-report-critical-of-greece-s-migrant-pushbacks-detention-conditions

A Council of Europe report, released Thursday, calls on Greece to stop pushbacks of migrants and calls out the country on the conditions in several migrant detention centers....

18. Roxy’s 'Charo' takes Cyprus to ECHR

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/roxy-s-charo-takes-cyprus-to-echr

A Dominican woman, who was recognized as a sex trafficking victim after her ordeal in the capital’s Roxy strip club over a decade ago, is taking the Republic of Cyprus to the European Court of Human Rights, after the country’s Supreme Court sided with a lower court judge who threw out her lawsuit seeking damages...

19. Two men found locked in Limassol animal barn, police make two arrests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-men-found-locked-in-limassol-animal-barn-police-make-two-arrests

Police have made two arrests in connection to a case of human trafficking, after two men were found locked in an animal barn in Limassol....

20. Suspect rearrested in Filipina abuse case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-rearrested-in-filipina-abuse-case

A retired police officer who was accused last month of abusing his Filipina housemaid has been detained again, with police saying his new warrant include new charges of human trafficking...

21. Only through dialogue can the Mediterranean regain stability, Borrell says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/only-through-dialogue-can-the-mediterranean-regain-stability-borrell-says

The Mediterranean can be a more secure and stable zone only through dialogue, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said at the European Parliament’s plenary session on Turkey in Brussels. ...

22. Cyprus human egg trade market returns to spotlight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-human-egg-trade-market-returns-to-spotlight

The illegal trade of human eggs in Cyprus returned to the limelight during this week’s House human rights committee, with MPs expressing concern over a growing market in which female students are prime targets....

23. Jailed hostel manager says he is not a pimp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hostel-manager-says-he-is-not-a-pimp

A male suspect facing pimping charges in a recent brothel investigation in downtown Nicosia says he was only renting single rooms to women and charging a lodging fee...

24. Police raid 'brothel' in Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-raid-brothel-in-nicosia

Nicosia police arrested a local man and took seven women into protective custody following a raid at an old hotel described as a front for prostitution...

25. Cyprus urged to provide trafficking victims free legal aid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-urged-to-provide-trafficking-victims-free-legal-aid

The human trafficking arm of Europe's top human rights body is expressing concern over Cyprus' failure to grant free legal aid and expertise to trafficking victims during criminal proceedings....

26. Bill criminalises prostitution in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bill-criminalises-prostitution-in-cyprus

A proposed legislation making paid sex a crime in the Republic of Cyprus is drawing criticism, after the country’s left wing declared the female body is not for sale and cannot be bought...

27. Migration agents raid building in Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migration-agents-raid-building-in-larnaca

Police and immigration agents raided a place of residence in Larnaca on Wednesday where they inspected 22 individuals in an effort to combat illegal immigration, human trafficking, and labour exploitation...

28. Cabinet approves bills to decongest Central Prisons amid COVID-19 fears

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-bills-to-decongest-central-prisons-amid-covid-19-fears

Measures to decompress the overcrowded Nicosia central prisons where the risks associated with a potential spread of coronavirus are high were approved on Tuesday by the Cabinet....

29. Cyprus says it cannot cope with migrant influx

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-says-it-cannot-cope-with-migrant-influx

The interior minister of the Republic of Cyprus says the island cannot host more “economic migrants” as another boatload of refugees arrived on Tuesday, clarifying that authorities would not send back those whose lives may be in danger...

30. Embassies warn Cyprus over fake marriages

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/embassies-warn-cyprus-over-fake-marriages

Cyprus is under harsh criticism from at least three foreign embassies that accuse the government and local municipalities of not doing enough to shut down a fake marriage industry...

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