In a crater lake, colored red from the waste water of a copper mine, you have found on Sunday the fifth body. Probably that of a child, strongly decomposed in a suitcase. Cyprus is shaken by a series of murders for the island's unprecedented. The alleged perpetrator, a 35-year-old officer of the Greek Cypriot national guard, has already confessed to seven murders. The police not exclude the possibility that there are more victims. On Monday, the search went on.
Nikos M. had contacted the women through a Dating App. The first victims have been missing since 2016, the police had not made an effort but in order to enlightenment. Only after the 14. April, a German Tourist while Hiking in a former mining area to the foot of the Troodos discovered mountains a woman's body, the investigation in motion. The Dead man was tied up with rope and naked.
He called Orestis, after a Greek God
Now it suddenly went very quickly. The woman was identified by a roommate, as the 38-year-old Mary Rose Tiburcio. She came from the Philippines and had been reported in Cyprus almost a year ago, together with her six-year-old daughter Sierra as missing. Mother and daughter were of a Meeting with the man who called himself on the Dating App Orestis – after a Greek God – not returned.
About the Chat history Nikos M. was found quickly. Only the married two times denying father, then he described in a ten-page handwritten confession to the murder series. This helped to find the police, the bodies of other victims, in the vicinity of a military shooting stand and in the same mine-crater, where the first Dead, Mary Rose Tiburcio, had been discovered.
hundreds of women demonstrate in front of the presidential Palace in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia.
she worked as the other women killed in Cyprus as a domestic help. Almost all of them came from Asia. A woman who disappeared with her eight-year-old daughter, came from Romania. About 70'000 to 80'000 labour migrants there are in the Greek part of the island, including many women working in households. The EU country of Cyprus, has about 855 000 inhabitants, in the North of the island, is not part of the EU, about 325'000. After the Disappearance of Tiburcio and daughter, the police had taken in 2018 nothing, you had declared that both are probably gone in the Turkish North since 1974 divided island, and they could do nothing.
For Doros Polykarpou, head of the human rights organisation Kisa in Nicosia, this is a familiar excuse. Kisa looked after foreign workers. The would be treated, says Polykarpou in Cyprus often "as second-class citizens". Therefore, the police have done nothing.
The killings to throw a spotlight on the situation of "guest workers" in Cyprus. Aid organisations speak of "modern slavery".
last Friday, the police had to take the boss his hat. Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiadis explained the dismissal with the failure of the investigators. The day before, justice was trampled Minister Ionas Nikolaou, a Confidant of Anastasi AIDS. Nikolaou said he'll take "political responsibility", even if he was personally not aware of it.
in Front of the presidential Palace had gathered about 1000 protesters, many of them women from the Philippines. They lit candles for the murder victim and lease the migrants, the names of other missing. "Where are you" shouted the crowd after each name. The murders throw a spotlight on the situation of "guest workers" in Cyprus.
aid agencies speak of "modern slavery". The women are recruited by agencies in their home countries, is often paid less than the minimum wage of 400 Euro a month. Many women come from the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India or Nepal. Because Cyprus is part of the EU, it is considered more attractive, as an example, the Gulf States, where many Asians work. Many of the migrants are Christians, to fill in on Sundays, the churches of Nicosia.
The intermediaries in their home countries, often require several Thousand euros. The need to deal with the women then. Also, there's often difficult to change employers. Women also complained about sexual harassment in the workplace, according to the aid organisation Kisa. Also, such cases would not be pursued by the police. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 06.05.2019, 19:36 PM