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Corpse of Cyprus's former president found

The corpse of Cyprus's former president has been found buried in another grave, and the country's justice minister said yesterday that it had been held for ransom.

But two spokesmen for former president Tassos Papadopoulos' (right) family insisted his relatives had never received a demand for money.

The Greek Cypriot hardliner's body was stolen in December.

There was little progress in the probe until Monday, when police found the body after a tip-off. The former president's body was found inside another grave and covered with a thin layer of soil.

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