Monday, March 08, 2010

Tassos Papadopoulos's body found?

Former Greek Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos's body was stolen on 11th December 2009, in what may have been a false flag operation. The police now think they have found it; nevertheless, they still need to run DNA tests to confirm their suspicions.

[According to ANA and MPA (2010), DNA tests have confirmed that it is Papadopoulos's body.]

[10.45pm, 10th March 2010 update: the crime has been solved: Tassos Papadopoulos's body was stolen for ransom.]

According to Greek Cypriot police spokesperson Michalis Katsounotos, late on 7th March, a tip-off [according to Papadopoulos family spokesperson Chrysis Pantelides, in 'broken Greek' (cited by BBC, 2010)] led Greek Cypriot police to a 'body... in a cemetery [in Tseri] in Nicosia, which, based on all indications so far, possibly belongs to former president Tassos Papadopoulos' (Cyprus Mail, 2010).

ANA and MPA (Athens News Agency and Macedonian Press Agency). 2010: "DNA identificaiton confirms T. Papadopoulos' body". Greek Radio and Television [Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία και Τηλεόραση], 9th March. Available at:

BBC. 2010: "'Ransom' motive for theft of Cyprus ex-leader's body". BBC News, 9th March. Available at:

Psyllides, G. 2010: "Breaking: Papadopoulos' body may have been found". Cyprus Mail, 8th March. Available at:

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