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Independent investigative committee held its first hearing today about deadly blast
2011-07-25 10:12:32

The one-man investigation commission, which will look into the circumstances that led to the deadly explosion at naval base "Evaggelos Florakis" held its first public hearing today.

Lawyer Polis Polyviou, who was appointed by President of the Republic as a single-member inquiry committee to investigate events which led to the deadly explosion told reporters that the investigative committee is not a court of law, clarifying, however, that he intends to attribute political and institutional responsibilities to those responsible for actions or events which led to the tragedy.

Mr. Polyviou, who is charged with the task to investigate the causes of the incident, reassured the relatives of the victims and the people of Cyprus that he will work with full transparency and speed in order to conclude his investigation and disclose his findings to the President by September 30th.

"The system collapsed and we want to know who is responsible for that, not only the day of the explosion but from the beginning, two and a half years ago until the end", he stressed. Furthermore, Mr. Polyviou underlined that nobody is excluded from the investigation, not even the President of the Republic.

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