(AP) Cypriot police say three men have been arrested over the theft of the corpse of former president Tasos Papadopoulos.
Police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos says the suspects were arrested late Tuesday. He said they will appear in court Wednesday, and police will request their detention to assist with the investigation.
Papadopoulos’ body was found late Monday, three months after it was stolen from a Nicosia cemetery. The country’s justice minister said it had been held for ransom. But two spokesmen for Papadopoulos’ family insisted his relatives had never received a demand for money.
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March 10, 2010 by honey.badger