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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cyprus Crackdown Urged

NICOSIA -- Cyprus is not a haven for laundered money or criminals from Russia, but closer cooperation and legal adjustments should be made by the Cyprus authorities to catch offenders, a Russian official said Wednesday.

Russian Prosecutor General Yury Skuratov said in Cyprus on Wednesday said the Cypriot system of extradition, which requires the consent of a court, could be more efficient. "The treaty does not say that Cyprus has to decide if a person is guilty or innocent, that is the right of the Russian courts," he said.