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10-day sentence for man wrapping Greek flag around Varosha monument

monument roundabout

A Greek Cypriot man who was arrested last week while trying to wrap a Greek flag around a monument just outside the fenced area of Varosha was sentenced to 10 days in prison, reports said.

The man was sentenced on Tuesday to a 10-day jail sentence after reportedly admitting to conduct unbecoming.

He had been arrested on December 9 after being spotted by passers-by draping a Greek flag around a monument on a roundabout outside Varosha. They notified police, who arrived at the scene and took the man into custody.

Prior to the sentence announcement on Tuesday the man had undergone psychiatric assessment after he reportedly told the investigating officer “Jesus told me to do this.”

Three psychiatrists who examined him concluded that the man had criminal responsibility.

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