A delegation of five jurists of the European Commission of Human Rights visited a refugee camp in Nicosia on Thursday (4 September) as part of their investigation into Cypriot allegations of atrocities committed by Turkish troops on the island.
GV & SV Refugee tents with children playing (3 shots)
CU Old woman outside tent PAN TO Washing on line
SCU PAN Committee of Human Rights delegation led by J. Faweett (grey hair and glasses) touring camp
SV & CU Refugee women doing washing and with children
CU Faweett looking around with delegates (2 shots)
LV & CU Faweett talking with camp leaders under awning (2 shots)
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Background: A delegation of five jurists of the European Commission of Human Rights visited a refugee camp in Nicosia on Thursday (4 September) as part of their investigation into Cypriot allegations of atrocities committed by Turkish troops on the island.
Led by their President Mr. J. Faweett, of Britain, the delegation is carrying out its inquiries despite strong objections by Turkey.
At the refugee camp, the committee talked to several of the people, asking them their story of their disposition from their villages and houses in the now Turkish-occupied parts of Cyprus.
Most of the investigations are being held in secret in the Hilton hotel in Nicosia.
The Cyprus Government made a first application to the Commission last September and followed this up with a second application containing further allegations in March this year.
They allege mass murders, rapes and other violations of human rights on the Greek-Cypriots who were forced to leave their homes during the Turkish occupation earlier this year.
The Cyprus Government's allegations against Turkey were published in a report by the Commission last May, after the rejection of the Turkish Government's objections.
Turkish-Cypriots have declared they will not allow the delegation to enter Turkish occupied parts of the island.