Man wanted by Germany for terrorist action arrested in Cyprus

A person against whom a criminal prosecution for terrorist action is pending before a German court has been arrested on the basis of a European arrest warrant and deportation order submitted to the Cypriot authorities, Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has announced.

According to a written statement issued by Prodromou, the arrested person is of a Kurdish origin with a turkish Citizenship and he has been recognized in the past as a political refugee possessing Cypriot travel documents.

The person has been taken to court and is being detained until the hearing of the case.

On the basis of the current legislation the whole issue will be handled by the Cypriot justice which must finally decide on the execution of the European warrant within sixty days of the arrest.

Source: Cyprus News Agency