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URGENT, A DEMONSTRATOR IS DEAD

From: Macedonian Press Agency <mpa@philippos.mpa.gr>

Macedonian Press Agency News in English Directory

CYRPUS: DEMONSTRATOR KILLED BY TURKISH FIRE IN BUFFER ZONE

Nicosia, August 14, 1996 (M.P.A.)

A young greek-cypriot was shot dead today by turkish troops in Derinia in the buffer zone near Famagusta, in Cyrpus when after the demonstration which followed the funeral of another greek- cypriot who was beaten to death on Sunday, a group of demonstrators managed to enter the buffer zone despite the cypriot police blocks.

The Cyprus Radio Institute showed Solomon Spirou from occupied Famagusta living in Paralimni, being shot while attempting to get on a turkish flag pole.

According to information from Cyrpus, two more greek-cypriot demonstrators, a man and a woman, whose names remain unknown, and a UN peacekeeper were also injured seriously today when turkish army opened fire against the demonstrators who unarmed had reached the buffer zone at Derinia, after breaking the cypriot police blocks.

The same information says that none of the injured is in serious condition but they have been tranferred to hospital.

Earlier Issak's funeral had taken place in his homeplace in Paralimni,at the presense of cypriot political leadership and thousands of people who had come to Paralimni from all over Cyrpus.

The demonstartors left the buffer zone some time later.


Complete archives of the Macedonian Press Agency bulletins are available on the MPA Home Page at http://www.mpa.gr/ and on the U.S. mirror at http://www.hri.org/MPA/

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