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Cyprus raid: Bangladeshi dies, one injured after falling from building 

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Update: 2024-04-16 14:34:53
Cyprus raid: Bangladeshi dies, one injured after falling from building 

The second man who jumped from a fifth-floor apartment during a migrant raid in Limassol is now out of danger, the Police confirmed on Monday (April 15).

The man, 22, from Bangladesh, is being treated at the Limassol General Hospital.

Meanwhile, procedures have started for the repatriation of the body of 19-year-old Anisur Rahman to Bangladesh, according to the Honorary Consulate of the country in Cyprus.

The Honorary Consul of Bangladesh, Roupen Paul Kalaydjian, told philenews and in-cyprus that he is in constant communication with the country’s embassy in Lebanon and is awaiting the police report on the case.

He added that efforts are being made to transport the body to Bangladesh, with the expenses to be covered by the government of Bangladesh.

Anisur Rahman died last Wednesday during an operation by the Aliens and Immigration Service in Limassol’s city centre.

According to information, the man jumped from the bedroom window in an attempt to escape as police officers entered the fifth-floor apartment in a building where he resided.

The second man jumped from the balcony of the apartment.

A roommate who was present during the operation told in-cyprus that 15 people without uniforms broke down the apartment door and punched two individuals.

Subsequently, according to the testimony, the authorities arrested everyone in the apartment and took them to Menoyia and the Limassol Police Directorate. “They made us sign a voluntary return request,” he said.

In response, the Police said that in the testimonies of the roommates, there were no claims of forced entry or violence by the authorities.

It added that initially, only two police officers had visited the apartment.

Anti-racist organisation KISA has also disputed the version of events offered by the Police, referring to eyewitnesses stating that the police entered forcefully into the apartment without the occupants’ consent.

AKEL has called upon the Justice Minister and the Police Chief to clarify several key issues surrounding the event, including adherence to legal protocols during the police search and whether force was exercised.

Maria Stylianou Lottides, the Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights Protection, has launched an independent inquiry to ascertain the events leading to the young man’s death.

Source: In-Cyprus

BDST: 1434 HRS, APR 16, 2024

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