June 20, 1957

MAKARIOS ACCUSES: Torture and other unprecedented excesses, committed over a long period of time by the British authorities in Cyprus against innocent Greek inhabitants of the island, have recently come to light. The ethnarch of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, made the revelations at a press conference in Athens yesterday, referring to specific instances of terrible brutality that astonished the Greek and foreign journalists present. Makarios then officially asked for an international investigation into the allegations. REACTION: Nicosia – The abovementioned charges by Archbishop Makarios have been described by a representative of the colonial government in Cyprus as «for purposes of propaganda and bearing little relation to the truth.» The representative added that Makarios’s statements, at least in part, were a repetition of older claims that had already been refuted. BRITISH PHILHELLENES: London, 19 (From our correspondent) – Labor MPs Fenner Brockway and Jennie Lee are reportedly planning to raise the torture charges in the House of Commons.

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