Uproar in Cyprus over Woman Arrested for Having an Abortion

Following public outcry, Cypriot police on Thursday released a woman who had been placed in custody after she had had an abortion.

The doctor who carried out the procedure in a private clinic in Nicosia; also remanded in custody for five days together with the woman, is expected to be released soon.

The arrests sparked a debate on the issue of abortions, which although are illegal in Cyprus, are carried out freely in private clinics.

During her arrest on Monday evening, the woman told police she didn’t know it was an offence and she was sorry. The doctor was arrested later...


Uproar in Cyprus over Woman Arrested for Having an Abortion


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