Release Date: Sep 01, 2015
Burial site containing multiple human remains in a military area
(Nicosia, 1 September 2015) – Today a CMP excavation team discovered a burial site containing multiple human remains in a military area near the new prison in the north of Nicosia. This is the twelfth excavation conducted by the CMP in this large area, all previous ones having been unsuccessful due to major changes in the topography that has occurred over the past decades.
The exhumation of remains is ongoing and, once completed, the CMP will be able to provide information on the number of remains found. The successful discovery of this site was made possible through information provided to the CMP by a new witness.
The CMP therefore reiterates its call on anyone with information on possible burial sites to come forward in order to help the Committee to locate, identify and return to their families the more than 1000 Cypriots still missing.