Monthly Archives: April 2002

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‘Time to crack down on hooligans’

FOOTBALL authorities and the government yesterday joined to express their disgust at the serious injuries sustained by a football fan set upon by hooligans before the weekend clash between AEL and APOEL.

APOEL fan Akis Sophocleos, 25, suffered severe head injuries after being hit with a rock and then set upon by an unidentified group before the game at Limassol’s Tsirio Stadium. The attack left him on a respirator in the Neurology department at Nicosia General hospital.

Sophocleos’ father Demetris spoke to reporters yesterday after his son had been taken off the respirator and confirmed that he had been able to speak with his son, but that his condition was still “very serious”.

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DISY seeks assistance for market victims

DISY has drafted a proposal to support investors who borrowed money and lost it on the stock market.

DISY deputy Prodromos Prodromou said after a meeting of the Finance Committee yesterday that his party wanted to involve the government as well as banks in efforts to help the borrowers in question pay off their debts.

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Matsakis joins campaign against drugs clinic

DIKO Deputy Marios Matsakis yesterday joined residents in their protest against government plans to set up a drug rehabilitation centre in Kornos.

The issue came to light when a local paper recently published Health Ministry plans to rent a villa in the affluent Larnaca district that would act as a rehabilitation clinic for drug addicts.

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Muslim inmates ‘complain of pork menu’

EIGHT illegal immigrants being held at Nicosia’s Central Prison have complained that the authorities do not respect their religious beliefs, it was reported yesterday.

The Pakistanis appeared before a Nicosia court on Sunday to have their remand renewed, when they lodged the complaint that they were being served pork in custody, a fact that went against their religion.

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Archbishop ‘stable’ after fall

DOCTORS at the Nicosia General Hospital said yesterday that Archbishop Chrysostomos’ condition was “stable, but that he had suffered myoclonia” after he was was taken to hospital after falling heavily at the entrance of the Archbishopric on Saturday.

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