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The Legal Controversy Surrounding Osiou Avakoum Monastery

The legal controversy at Osiou Avakoum Monastery centers on allegations of financial irregularities and misconduct by monks, sparking disputes over the legitimacy of the investigative committee. Lawyers argue that the formation of the committee deviates from church protocol, demanding a fair trial aligned with church law to ensure justice for all parties involved.

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Money-laundering Suspicions after Theft

A Ukrainian woman’s theft report of €420,000 in Cyprus has raised suspicions of moneylaundering, with authorities examining her involvement in bringing over €6 million illegally. The case has led to connections with previous incidents, including undeclared cash by a Ukrainian traveler and a Russian national’s death in Kyrenia, prompting investigations by Cyprus’ antimoney laundering unit and potential involvement of Europol and Interpol.

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President Nikos Christodoulides Refutes Allegations of Attacking Audit Service

President Nikos Christodoulides has fervently denied allegations made by the audit service, including engaging in a campaign to discredit their work, receiving excessive foreign travel stipends and car mileage funds, misusing state resources, and obstructing access to the presidential residence. The audit service has published troubling findings regarding his finances, demanding that he return funds and provide clarity on expenses, while also raising concerns about the transportation of the president’s children by police and being denied access to inspect the presidential residence during renovations. Legal proceedings have been initiated to address these concerns.

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