Former Greek Cypriot minister found guilty over 2011 blast

Costas Papacostas, who served in the island's former communist government, was found to have direct responsibility over the safe-keeping of a cargo of confiscated Iranian munitions.

Former Greek Cypriot minister found guilty over 2011 blast

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Greek Cypriot court found a former defence minister guilty of negligence on Tuesday for the deaths of 13 people in a massive munitions blast in 2011 which knocked out the island's largest power station and had a crippling effect on the economy.

Costas Papacostas, who served in the island's former communist government, was found to have direct responsibility over the safe-keeping of a cargo of confiscated Iranian munitions, which exploded in the early hours of July 11, 2011.

Marcos Kyprianou, a former foreign minister and EU commissioner also on trial, was cleared of negligence charges.

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