OPINION

October 4, 1958

MORE BLOODSHED IN CYPRUS: Following the killing of a British woman in Cyprus yesterday, the British rulers of the island have embarked upon a fury of vandalism and terrorism against the Greek residents of Famagusta, resulting in the deaths of six men by beating and a 12-year-old girl, Ioanna Zachariadi, who is said to have died of heart failure or nervous collapse when British soldiers burst into her family’s house by breaking down the door. A total of 250 people have been killed. Hundreds of people have been arrested and subjected to terrible abuse. Eventually about 50 people aged from 15 to 50 years old were held, to be paraded before 18-year-old Margaret Cutcliffe, the daughter of the murdered British woman who was with her mother at the time of the attack, but was herself uninjured. Yesterday, a 17-year-old Greek Cypriot, Andreas Louka, succumbed to injuries sustained in an attack by British soldiers. Famagusta’s streets were deserted this morning. The curfew is still in force and the signs of yesterday’s incidents are still visible in the streets. Shop windows were shattered at the spot where the British woman was killed. Most of the soldiers that had invaded the city last night have withdrawn.