Golden passport trial delayed until next year

Four accused of selling Cypriot passports to dubious investors for cash were called to plead the five charges against them before the Nicosia criminal court on Wednesday, with the process for three

Seven to stand trial for prison killing

Four inmates and three prison officers will stand trial for the murder of 41-year-old Turkish Cypriot Tansu Cidan, who was brutally beaten to death in his cell on October 27. The Nicosia

Cracks in the thin blue line

The police are in the spotlight again, with accusations of foul play in the investigation of recent murders, the lack of thorough work in earlier cases and a general absence of officers


Claims of conspiracy in Prisongate

Prisons governor Anna Aristotelous has accused investigators looking into inmates using drugs and mobile phones of colluding with police to fabricate testimonies against her. The accusations come under another wave of recent

Justice reform catching up, are police?

Justice reform, a long-overdue process to slash legal proceedings by half the time and decongest the courts, is begrudgingly getting underway, but Cypriots have lost confidence and trust in public institutions. Historical

Drug squad chief suspended in prisongate

A senior police officer has been suspended due to an alleged blackmail attempt against central prisons governor Anna Aristotelous and a female colleague with a compromising video. According to local media, the

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