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16 August, 2022
 

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1. Cyprus Police accused of ‘cooking up’ witnesses

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-accused-of-‘cooking-up-witnesses

A lawyer for a man acquitted in a drug trafficking case is calling on authorities to investigate evidence that emerged during his trial, citing unreliable witnesses getting cozy with police and violations of jailhouse protocol including late night birthday parties and consumption of illegal delicacies...

2. High winds as wildfire rages near Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/high-winds-as-wildfire-rages-near-athens

A Greek wildfire fueled by gale-force winds raged in the mountainous region of Penteli near Athens on Tuesday, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of at least four areas and a hospital...

3. Sexual abuse and exploitation of children reaches alarming levels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sexual-abuse-and-exploitation-of-children-reaches-alarming-levels

Deputy Attorney General, Savvas Angelides noted on Wednesday that the increase of sexual abuse and the exploitation of children has reached alarming levels in recent years, adding that "this has resulted in the filing of a significant number of cases before the Assize Court and the district courts."...

4. Op-ed: The cat and the tip of the iceberg

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/op-ed-the-cat-and-the-tip-of-the-iceberg

Who knows how long he’d been standing in the middle of that Kythera field, with little food and water, in unbearable pain as the small halter bit into his flesh....

5. Cyprus’s underwater sculpture park offers a deep dive into aquatic art

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/cyprus-s-underwater-sculpture-park-offers-a-deep-dive-into-aquatic-art

Snacking on the works of art in museums is typically discouraged. But that’s exactly what I’m witnessing at the Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (Musan) as a shoal of flickering fish tuck into the algae on the sculptures’ surface....

6. Plea bargain offers glimpse into Azeri trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plea-bargain-offers-glimpse-into-azeri-trial

Prosecutors in Cyprus were on the rebound this week in the Azeri case after a defendant pleaded guilty to two charges, prompting media to speculate that a deal with the suspect-turned-witness could also make good on terror charges in a thwarted plot against Israelis on the island...

7. Cyprus justice comes down hard on foukou drug case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-justice-comes-down-hard-on-foukou-drug-case

Cyprus’ drug squad chief says he is proud of police officers who worked on the foukou drug case, involving 628 kilos of ecstasy hidden in Cypriot barbeques seized by Australian authorities, after a court convicted a man on the word of another suspect who turned witness under a protection program...

8. Cyprus passes national whistleblower law

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-passes-national-whistleblower-law

Cypriot lawmakers passed a consolidated bill on whistleblowing protections on Thursday after years of delays and EU pressure, with the new law aimed to shield employees from retaliation after speaking up against corruption...

9. Police probe gangland link to Larnaca murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-probe-gangland-link-to-larnaca-murder

Police are pursuing several leads after a man without a criminal record was gunned down mob style in Larnaca, with investigators paying close attention to the victim’s family connections to ongoing drug wars in the southern town...

10. Larnaca man gunned down mob style

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/larnaca-man-gunned-down-mob-style

Larnaca police went on high alert Tuesday night after the father of a witness who recently testified in a drug case was killed after being shot multiple times in the parking garage of his building...

11. Suspect enters witness protection in foukou case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-enters-witness-protection-in-foukou-case

A suspect in a huge drug bust case dubbed 'foukou grills for down under' has entered the witness protection program in Cyprus, prompting police to make another arrest in a cross-border investigation spanning multiple countries...

12. Tomb raiding points to ‘at risk’ trial witness

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/grave-robbery-linked-to-‘at-risk-trial-witness

Police are investigating an apparent grave robbery in rural Nicosia, with reports suggesting a raided tomb at a Catholic cemetery could be linked to possible intimidation against a person in the witness protection program...

13. Over 500 million euros from Cyprus by 2026

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-500-million-euros-from-cyprus-by-2026

In a speech to world leaders today at COP26, President Anastasiades said that Cyprus seeks to strengthen regional cooperation through coordinated synergies and exchange of best practices...

14. Suspect cleared of murder cries foul over scare tactics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-cleared-of-murder-cries-foul-over-scare-tactics

All charges in the disappearance of an ex-con presumed dead by local authorities have been dropped against two suspects, with one of them accusing prosecutors of pushing him to claim a recent arson in exchange of walking free in the murder and kidnapping case...

15. Another 85 million by February if Cyprus meets deadline of key reforms

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-must-meet-deadline-of-key-reforms-to-receive-the-next-85-million-from-the-eu

With the first 157m euros already paid in advance from the Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Fund, the country still has a long way to go to complete the reforms and investments required to unlock the next 85m euros which is due to be received in February 2022....

16. Man in witness protection gunned down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-in-witness-protection-gunned-down

A man who was in the witness protection program was killed Monday night on a coastal road in Larnaca, after his vehicle was riddled with bullets in what is believed to be a mob-style hit...

17. Prosecutors seek murder trial without body

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prosecutors-seek-murder-trial-without-body

Prosecutors in a key witness disappearance investigation are asking a judge to modify felony conspiracy charges to murder, despite having no body to prove evidence in court...

18. Al Jazeera video stirs privacy debate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/al-jazeera-video-stirs-privacy-debate

The former speaker of the House is reportedly calling on the chief of police to investigate two Al Jazeera journalists, saying they violated his rights when a hidden camera was used to capture footage that became part of the network’s corruption investigation known as The Cyprus Papers...

19. 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...

20. UNHCR report: One per cent of humanity displaced

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-report-one-per-cent-of-humanity-displaced

A UN Refugee Agency report released on Thursday showed that forced displacement is now affecting more than one per cent of humanity – 1 in every 97 people – and with fewer and fewer of those who flee being able to return home....

21. Officers in serial killer probe lawyer up

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officers-in-serial-killer-probe-lawyer-up

A local report hints at legal wars brewing within prosecution agencies in the Republic of Cyprus, following the attorney general’s decision to prosecute fifteen police officers in the serial killer case...

22. Beaches might reopen for short swims soon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/beaches-might-reopen-for-short-swims-soon

As we painfully witness summer edging nearer from the confines of our homes or shelters, we just might be allowed to go to the beach for a swim soon, but not for gatherings, Virology Professor Petros Karayiannis said Friday....

23. Alexoui lawyer lashes out at police

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/alexoui-lawyer-lashes-out-at-prosecutors

Nicosia businessman Alexis “Alexoui” Mavromichalis pleaded not guilty on Thursday to four charges in an attempted murder case, with his lawyer lashing out at the police and accusing them of dirty tricks...

24. New developments in key witness disappearance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-developments-in-key-witness-disappearance

There are new developments in the disappearance of ex-con and key witness Ahmed Zaidan, with crime investigators looking into allegations that he was seen being forced into the trunk of a car at gunpoint...

25. Disappearance turns into felony murder case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/disappearance-turns-into-felony-murder-case

Police are still looking for a second suspect in the disappearance of an ex-con two weeks ago, with reports describing the case as a rendezvous with death with drug trafficking in the background...

26. 14 EU countries demand Syria govt, Russia return to 2018 ceasefire deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/14-eu-countries-demand-syria-govt-russia-return-to-2018-ceasefire-deal

Foreign ministers from 14 European countries, including France and Germany, demanded on Wednesday that Syrian government forces and their Russian backers end their offensive in Idlib province and return to the terms of a 2018 ceasefire deal....

27. Ex-con under witness protection goes missing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-under-witness-protection-missing

A suspect has been remanded in custody in connection with the disappearance of a Syrian man, who was said to be under witness protection with police fearing the worst...

28. At least 129 detained in large police sweep after shooting in downtown Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/at-least-129-detained-in-large-police-sweep-after-shooting-in-downtown-athens

At least 129 people had been detained in downtown Athens by Friday afternoon as part of an ongoing police operation to find the culprits behind a shooting that left one dead and one injured in what authorities believe is a turf war between competing criminal gangs....

29. Cypriot police zero in on ‘ecstasy warehouse’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-police-zero-in-on-‘ecstasy-warehouse

Cypriot police were said to be zeroing in on a possible location in Limassol, where 645 kilos of ecstasy are believed to have been stashed inside barbeque grills that were exported and later seized by authorities in Australia...

30. Protection rackets behind Engomi shooting

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/protection-rackets-behind-engomi-shooting

Police are still looking for a main suspect in the Engomi shooting, while reports suggest the incident took place amid disputes over protection rackets...

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