Cyprus Mail
Crime

Over 50 inmates pardoned and released for Easter

Fifty-three prison inmates were released on Wednesday after receiving presidential pardons.

According to prison authorities, 27 Greek Cypriots and 26 foreign nationals were released in line with criteria set by the attorney-general.

The inmates in question were scheduled to be released by July 31 this year after completing half of their sentence by April 16.

Prison governor Anna Aristotelous said people convicted for murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, drugs trafficking, and sexual offences were not eligible for presidential pardon.

Presidential pardons are granted in Easter, Christmas, August 15 (dormition of the Mother of God) and October 1 (independence day).


Related posts

Archbishop will travel to US for medical treatment in New Year

Jean Christou

WOW BURGERS LTD (Burger King® Cyprus)

.

Turkish navy forced Israeli research vessel working off Cyprus to leave

Jean Christou

Rain and storms to gradually recede, giving rise to higher temperatures

Staff Reporter

Arson and court cases stymie bus system overhaul 

Andria Kades

House President to pay state visit to UAE

5 comments

Comments are closed.