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Michaelides likely to spend weekend in hospital

Former minister Dinos Michaelides, wanted in Greece in connection with money layndering, will remain in hospital for two more days undergoing treatment for heart problems, it was announced on Friday.

He had been hospitalised on Wednesday after feeling ill during a hearing before a Limassol court that ordered his arrest pending his extradition to Greece.

A medical bulletin from Nicosia general hospital said Michaelides has a history of heart problems and has had bypass surgery in the past.

The statement said an acute coronary episode has been ruled out during his hospitalisation but tests confirmed chronic coronary heart disease, which doctors were treating with reinforced medication.

“Due to the introduction of an additional drug, he will remain under observation for one or two more days,” the bulletin said.

His exit could coincide with the deadline to appeal the court decision.

The Supreme Court must consider the appeal within eight days.

Michaelides and his son Michalis are wanted in Greece in connection with alleged kickbacks paid in the purchase by Greece of Russian TOR-M1 surface-to-air missile systems.

They have been fighting extradition for the past couple of months.

His son’s case will be heard on September 4.

The pair had been implicated after the arrest of former Greek defence minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos in connection with the case.

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