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EOKA Veterans’ Lawsuit Alleges Torture by British Military

25 November 2017

North Cyprus News - British Army - Cyprus

A British court will hold a preliminary hearing relating to a lawsuit filed by 35 Greek Cypriots who claim they were tortured by the British during the EOKA struggle to end colonial rule and unite with Greece.

In 2013, there was an official admission by British authorities that in thousands were tortured during Kenya’s Mau Mau insurgency between 1952 and 1963.

Britain expressed regret but denied liability and paid out of court settlements of around £19.9 million (about €23.4 million) to 5,228 Kenyan prison camp survivors. This paved the way for the lawsuit by the EOKA veterans.

UK Foreign Office documents released in July 2012 described claims of torture and abuse during the EOKA insurgency between 1955 and 1959.

Cyprus Mail