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Suspended sentence for former deputy AG Loukaides

Larnaca court

Former deputy attorney-general and ECHR judge Loukis Loukaides was given a suspended four-month jail sentence for perverting the course of justice in a private criminal case in Larnaca, daily Politis reported on Tuesday.

The 81-year-old lawyer committed the offence in July 2015 and he was sued by three lawyers. Loukaides was charged with perverting the course of justice after he sent a letter to the Larnaca court registrar informing her that prosecution was dropped against certain people, including himself, in a separate private criminal case.

It later emerged that only the prosecution against Loukaides had been suspended. Handing down the sentence, the court said it had taken into consideration Loukaides’ age and his long service to justice.

However, the fact that he had also served as deputy AG meant he should have been twice as careful on such matters. Politis said Loukaides planned to appeal the decision.

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