Emergency meeting at the Presidential Office on the events in Chloraka

Sixteen persons before a court for the incidents in Chloraka

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The President of the Republic called an emergency meeting at the Presidential Palace to coordinate government actions, after the incidents that took place in the previous days in Chloraka.

The meeting, which is taking place at this time, is attended, among others, by the Minister of Justice, Anna Prokopiou, the Chief of Police, Stelios Papatheodorou and the director of the President's Press Office, Viktoros Papadopoulos.

Sixteen persons before a court for the incidents in Chloraka

Sixteen persons out of a total of 21 arrested for the incidents that unfolded on Monday night in Chloraka are presented before the Paphos District Court, with the aim of obtaining a detention order for them to facilitate police investigations.

As the Press Representative of the Paphos ADE and Head of the Paphos TAE, Michalis Nikolaou, stated to KYPE, the Police proceeded to arrest 21 persons, one of whom is a Greek Cypriot minor, aged 17, who was released after being accused in writing to be summoned later.

Four persons of Syrian origin, who were in a car, were not involved in the disturbance and were arrested for other offences. As Mr. Nikolaou said, a 41-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a police officer, obstructing the police during the execution of his duty, disturbance, public insult and driving his vehicle under the influence of drugs. Two others, aged 27 and 34, were arrested for disturbance and the fourth, aged 24, was arrested for carrying a knife. The four persons will be charged before the Paphos Court and will be released, he added.

The remaining 16 are being brought before the Paphos District Court since, as he explained, due to testimony secured by the Police, they are involved in the disturbance committed in Chloraka with the aim of obtaining a warrant for their arrest for the purpose of facilitating police investigations.