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1. 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....

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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....

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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....

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. Cypriot NGO celebrates EU day for fighting Human Trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/cypriot-ngo-celebrates-eu-day-for-fighting-human-trafficking

The 18th of October is the EU day for fighting Human Trafficking. The NGO Cyprus Stop Trafficking (CyST) organised an event in Nicosia on the day, in order to increase awareness of this big problem occurring in Cyprus...

11. Cops build case following vice raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-build-case-following-vice-raid

A married couple has been remanded in custody in connection with their involvement in an illicit massage parlour business where foreign women worked part-time offering erotic services to male clients including handjobs...

12. Massage parlours raided in two cities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/massage-parlours-raided-in-two-cities

Police say they have apprehended nine people in Nicosia and Limassol in connection with an investigation into sexual exploitation and human trafficking...

13. People froze to death inside trailer

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/people-froze-to-death-inside-trailer

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was appalled by the news of 39 bodies found in a trailer on Wednesday, with media speculation pointing to victims of human trafficking who froze to death...

14. Filipino TV airs Cypriot 'Serial Killer' episode

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/filipino-tv-airs-cypriot-serial-killer-episode

A drama series in the Philippines is airing an episode that tells the harrowing tale of overseas Filipino workers based on the serial killer case in Cyprus...

15. New law criminalizes sex buyer behaviour

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-law-criminalizes-sex-buyers

The House has passed a law criminalizing customers who pay for sex with trafficked women, while it rejected an amendment that would provide a legal recourse for defendants who use a plea of ignorance as their defence...

16. House debates 'sex buyer' legislation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-debates-buying-sex-legislation

Two proposals in parliament on the purchase of sexual services have taken politicians and the public by storm, with human trafficking and sexual abuse of minors in the backdrop...

17. Missing Romanian teen gets married in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/missing-romanian-teen-gets-married-in-cyprus

A tip from Interpol about a concerned family in Romania over their teenage daughter led to the arrest of a male suspect at Larnaca airport in a possible human trafficking case...

18. Cyprus on the right track to combat trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-on-the-right-track-to-combat-trafficking

A US report says the Republic of Cyprus fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, while also offering recommendations for improving prosecution of criminals and offering assistance to victims...

19. Garber: US deeply concerned by Turkey's intention to drill off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/garber-us-deeply-concerned-by-turkey-s-intention-to-drill-off-cyprus

20. Fifteen rounded up in Nicosia late night sweep

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-round-up-fifteen-in-nicosia-late-night-sweep

Immigration police conducted multiple raids in Nicosia on Thursday night, detaining over a dozen foreign nationals in the city and suburbs...

21. New US Ambassador to Cyprus presents credentials

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-us-ambassador-to-cyprus-presents-credentials

22. Asian spa owner mounts defence

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asian-spa-owner-mounts-defence

The Chinese owner of a massage parlour in Limassol has pleaded not guilty to trafficking and exploitation charges, while his lawyer says there are professional disputes behind the accusations against his client...

23. Israeli organ trafficker walks free in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israeli-organ-trafficker-walks-free-in-cyprus

An Israeli man convicted of international human organ trafficking walked free on Tuesday, after Russian authorities failed to challenge a Larnaca judge who dismissed an extradition request...

24. Asian spa owner in Limassol goes to trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asian-spa-owner-in-limassol-goes-to-trial

The Chinese owner of a massage parlour in Limassol has been ordered straight to trial, facing multiple charges including human trafficking and exploitation...

25. Plot thickens in massage parlor case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plot-thickens-in-massage-parlor-case

A Chinese man, who denies trafficking charges in Limassol following a police bust at his massage parlor, had used his money and residency status as an investor to set up his business...

26. Local man arrested in marriage fraud case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/local-man-arrested-in-marriage-fraud-case

A local man accused of acting as middleman in a fake marriage is in police custody, after the bride told investigators he made an offer she couldn’t refuse...

27. Man arrested in fake marriage inquiry

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-arrested-in-fake-marriage-inquiry

Cyprus police have detained a young man from Pakistan in connection with an ongoing investigation into a possible fake marriage...

28. Slain Briton’s parents want fair trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/slain-briton-s-parents-want-fair-trial

The parents of murder victim George Low, who was fatally stabbed in Ayia Napa two years ago, are left with more questions than answers as another Christmas holiday goes by without any sign of a criminal trial...

29. More arrests in Limassol prostitution sting

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-arrests-in-limassol-prostitution-sting

Two more women in Limassol have been arrested on prostitution-related charges, in connection with an undercover operation that led to an unprecedented police raid last week...

30. Another prostitution ring busted in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/another-prostitution-ring-busted-in-limassol

Police arrested multiple suspects during a Limassol prostitution sting on Wednesday, while four other women were believed to be victims of sex trafficking...

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