HC Deb 08 March 1957 vol 566 cc111-2W
Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many clerics of the Greek Orthodox Church are now in prison or in detention in Cyprus; and whether he will publish their names and the offences for which they are being held.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

In prison one: Right Rev. Coastas Petrou Mamminous, Abbot of Stavrovouni, who was sentenced on 8th December, 1955, to three years' imprisonment for being in possession of two revolvers without lawful authority.

In detention 35, whose names are as follows:

Abbot: Right Rev. Alexios Nicolaou Georgiades.

Priests: Rev. Papa Photios Sava Kaloghurou, Papa Stylianos Kyriacou Sourmelis, Hadji Suvvas Hadji Achilleas, Papa Panayiotis Kleanthous Tsestos, Papa Costa Hadji Christodoulou, Papa Menelaous Hadji Costa, Nicolas Papa Panayi Papa Adamos Symeou, Papa Georghios Ioannou, Papa Christoforos Papa Ioannis, Papa Georghiosi Nathanael, Papa Antonios Mavromatis, Papa Alexandros Stylianou, Papa Charalambous Kyriakou, Papa Gregoris Georghiou, Papa Miltiades Christodoulou, Michael Papa Ioannou, Papa Ioakim Charalambous, Papa Evripides Ioannides, Papa Kyriakos Neophitou, Papa Agathoklis Papadopoulos, Papa Theodoros Kyprianou, Papa Christoforos Lazarides, Papa Aristolelis Nji Christodoulou, Papa Marcos Socratous, Papa Savas Constantinou and Papa Andreas Savva.

Deacons: Evelthou Kiakos, Kirillos Zenofondos, Gregorios Nicolaou, Anthimos Loizou Georghios Antoni Panaghi and Dionysios Michael Kykkotis.

Monk: Artemios Georghiou Panayides.

The above 35 persons are detained in accordance with the terms of Section 2 (1) of the Detentions of Persons Law.

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