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UK to pay £1m to Greek Cypriots over claims of human rights abuses


The British government has said it will pay £1m in compensation to a group of Greek Cypriots following claims of human rights abuses during the island’s struggle for independence. Two women were among the victims, whose claims of brutal treatment at the hands of British colonial forces ranged from rape to beatings and water boarding. The Birmingham-based law firm representing the Greek Cypriots described the attempt at redress as going some way “to putting right a historic wrong”. “Some were left blind, or with spinal injuries, or deaf,” added the 86-year-old, who heads the Eoka veterans’ association. Today, the bilateral relationship that the UK shares with Cyprus is one of friendship and close partnership.”


Source: The Guardian January 23, 2019 18:25 UTC



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