Cyprus: Fishermen Remanded to Custody in the Occupied North

Five Egyptian fishermen on a Cypriot boat were remanded to custody for three days on Saturday by a ‘court’ in Northern Cyprus, following their arrest on Friday, 7.5 nautical miles away from Kormakitis.

According to reports in the north, the boat, owned by the Greek Cypriot company Ta Psarokaika, was stopped in an area between Akamas and Kormakitis on Friday. The crew was then arrested on the charge of entering the ‘national waters’ of the north.

A company spokesperson said the ship was in international waters between Akamas and Kormakitis. He said the captain of the ship informed them over the radio about the Turkish vessels before their arrest.