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Man wanted for murder in Romania arrested in Cyprus (updated)

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A 47-year-old man wanted in Romania for murder was arrested in Cyprus on Sunday.

According to the police, members of Paphos CID arrested the man at around 11am.

Under circumstances that are not clear, the man managed to leave Romania, only to be identified in Cyprus.

A European arrest warrant has been issued against him, on the strength of which he was arrested.

According to the European arrest warrant, the 47-year-old is wanted by the Romanian authorities to serve a prison sentence, which was imposed on him after the murder. The murder was committed in 2011, in Romania.

The Cyprus authorities are expected to start procedures for his extradition to Romania.

He is expected to appear in court in Paphos on Monday.

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