Daily Archives: June 2, 2000

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‘Psychotic prisoners being drugged, not treated’

CENTRAL prison inmates facing psychiatric problems are routinely drugged rather than being given proper care, Ombudswoman Eleina Nicolaou claimed yesterday.

"Prisoners are given drugs to control their behaviour, they are not helped to develop their abilities or given modern care," Nicolaou told an afternoon news conference.

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Government angry at Annan rebuke over missing

UN SECRETARY-general Kofi Annan’s announcement that he will not appoint a third member to the Committee for Missing Persons (CMP) until the two sides show a genuine commitment to the issue has riled the government.

Annan made the comment in his six-monthly report renewing Unficyp’s mandate, which was released in New York on Wednesday night.

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Aids figures fall

THE NUMBER of Aids sufferers in Cyprus has fallen dramatically in recent years, with patients down to 336, representatives of an Aids clinic told the House Health Committee yesterday.

Aids carers credited greater awareness of the dangers of Aids for the fall.

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