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Cyprus could mandate taped police interrogations

An amendment to the criminal code requiring police to electronically record interrogations is expected to be put to a vote soon.

The move has been debated for four years at parliament’s Legal Committee.

According to state radio, AKEL MP, Aristos Damianou, said this practice – which is common in many states – had been considered with reservations in Cyprus.

The Commission’s intention is to lead the proposal to a vote, giving a transitional period for the police to purchase and install the necessary equipment.

Famagusta Gazette