AKEL General Secretary Andros Kyprianou made statements during today's mobilization, after the decision of the Legal Service not to prosecute police officers, regarding the cases of the Metaxa victims, emphasizing that the state had a responsibility to protect these women and to punish them exemplary. those who are responsible starting with the political leader and going down to the base.
This is the statement of Mr. Kyprianou:
“I am not a lawyer, nor am I interested in the legal aspect of the issue. It bothers me that my country does not have institutional procedures and frameworks to protect women and they are left to fall victim to the irresponsibility of anyone.
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This thing cannot go this way. I believe that the state had a responsibility to protect these women and to punish, for example, those who are responsible, starting with the political leader and going down to the base. The state had a responsibility to protect these women. Therefore those who know legally need to ensure that the same thing is not going to happen again and tell us that there are no legal procedures to prosecute those who are responsible for these things.
This thing does not happen. 7 women have been killed, various people appealed to the police to warn, no one was interested and they say that we can not prosecute them. It is an insult to 21st century Cyprus to have such gaps in the legislation, if any “.