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Kostrikis said not intimidated by car vandals

Senior government scientific advisor Dr Leondios Kostrikis

Senior government scientific advisor Dr Leondios Kostrikis said on Monday he has not been intimidated after vandals spray painted slogans on his car.

“I will not be intimated with such actions. I will not stop doing my job because some people vandalised my car,” the head of the biotechnology and molecular virology lab at the University of Cyprus told the CyBC.

He added he suspects he is being followed by certain individuals.

“I trust the Cyprus police, we are on the right course and I believe we will soon identify the culprits,” Kostrikis added.

He did not reveal what the slogans were.

Kostrikis reported to police that someone had spray painted slogans on his white car which was parked outside his house early on Sunday.

The advisor said the vandals wanted to send him the message that they know where his house is to scare him.

Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos, in a post on Twitter on Sunday, condemned what he called “malicious actions” against the senior government scientific adviser.

“We condemn the malicious actions against Professor Kostrikis, a worthy scientist who offers his valuable services along with other colleagues on a non-profit basis for our country,” Koushos said in his post.

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