Cyprus’s justice minister over serial killing uproar


Cyprus’s justice minister resigned on Thursday amid public uproar at how police handled disappearances of foreign
women, victims of a suspected serial killer whose actions went undetected for almost three years.


Four women have been found murdered in the past three weeks, their bodies dumped in three locations west of the capital Nicosia. Investigations are under way into three other disappearances, including two girls aged six and eight.

A 35-year-old career army officer is in custody and police say he has confessed to seven killings in total after having connected with the women on an online dating site..

“I informed the president of the republic that I am resigning for reasons of political sensitivity,” Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou told reporters after meeting President Nicos Anastasiades.


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