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Mr. Polyviou officially begins work on naval base blast investigations
2011-07-22 09:52:50

Lawyer Polys Polyviou, who was appointed head of the committee investigating the circumstances which led to the explosion of munitions at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base on July 11, was sworn in on Thursday before Minister of Justice and Public Order Loucas Louca.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Attorney General Petros Clerides and former Police explosives expert Antonis Shakallis, who was appointed by Mr. Polyviou to assist in the investigations.

In statements to the press following the ceremony, Mr. Polyviou said he would be starting work immediately, noting that over the past few days he has been studying reports.

He added that his work would not interfere with police investigations in any way and that he would be working through the summer in an effort to conclude his report by the end of September.

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