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Two years after the massive explosion of ammunitions which were incorrectly stored at the naval base in Mari, the court in Larnaca has decided on the guilt of the accused in the case. The judicial court for felonies has found former Minister of Defence Kostas Papakostas guilty in connection with the explosion. Former director and former deputy director of the fire department Andreas Nikolaou and Charalambos Charalambous respectively and the head of the special forces of the Cypriot police at the time Andreas Loizides have been convicted on charges of causing death due to reckless, negligent or careless acts or behaviour. The four persons will remain in custody until 24 July when it is expected that their punishments will be announced.
The court has freed from guilt Markos Kiprianou, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Savas Argirou, former head of the National Guard
EKEO played a major role after the accident as a scientific security advisor to the Cypriot Minister of Health while EKEO’s Director appeared many times on TV analyzing the causes and effects of the accident

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