Police are taking draconian measures to prevent the possible escape of a detained Azeri man that Israel alleges was a would-be assassin recruited by Iran to attack Israeli businesspeople on the island.
This is what Philenews reported on Thursday, the day after the 38-year-old Azeri with a Russian passport whose detention was extended by a Nicosia court until Monday.
Insiders said the man asks to be taken to the doctor – at irregular timetables as well – claiming he is ill but doctors who examine him say he doesn’t suffer from anything.
Police are highly suspicious the man is trying to find ways – and an accomplice – to help him escape.
The man was arrested in the capital of Nicosia on September 27.
Police said that when he was intercepted a pistol with a silencer were found in his rental vehicle.
Israel said it was a “terrorist incident directed by Iran” against Israelis on the island, a charge dismissed as “baseless” by the Iranian embassy in Nicosia.
Police insiders seem to also dismiss Israel’s allegations.