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

Three guards arrested in prison murder

Three prison guards were arrested concerning the murder of 41-year-old Turkish Cypriot Tansu Cidan, who was brutally beaten to death in Nicosia Central Prisons on 27 October. Reports suggest the arrests came

Child abuser gets 12 years

A 47-year-old man who sexually abused an underaged child has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after the Limassol Criminal Court found him guilty on all charges. The court proceedings were

Minister denies prison spying on inmates

Justice Minister Stephie Dracos on Wednesday refuted allegations by a Cypriot MEP over intrusive surveillance practices at the Nicosia central prisons, calling them “unsubstantiated”. AKEL MEP George Georgiou had informed the European

Top cop in prison scandal to be suspended

Justice Minister Stephi Dracos has decided to suspend the senior police officer accused of trying to blackmail the prison governor with a compromising video. After prison boss Anna Aristotelous made a formal

Early release for 143 prison inmates

To mark the 60th anniversary of Cyprus independence, President Nicos Anastasiades has ordered the early release of 143 convicts serving time at the Central Prisons. Their release was approved after legal advice