For 18 years, Adriana Nikolaou, the mother of soldier Thanasis Nikolaou, has been waiting for justice. Her son's death, shrouded in mystery, has led to an arduous legal battle marked by confrontations and tensions. At the center of the controversy is Panikos Stavrianos, whose writings have resulted in the European Court condemning the Republic of Cyprus for negligence.
The Face of Injustice
In an emotional interview, Adriana Nikolaou accused the Legal Service of mockery and corruption. She spoke out against the excuses provided for Stavrianos' absence due to illness and the hasty conclusions drawn by a new figure in just two days. Her frustration is palpable, a testament to the injustice she feels has been meted out to her and her deceased son.
The Tug of War between Power and Justice
Nikolaou's mother also took aim at the Attorney General, criticizing him for complaining about her speaking against him. Her question is a resounding one: why should she applaud and thank him? Her words echo the frustrations of countless others who have found themselves entangled in the labyrinth of a legal system that often seems indifferent to their pain and loss.
A Never-Ending Battle
Eighteen years on, the case remains unresolved. Each passing day seems to pull Nikolaou's mother further away from the justice she seeks for her son. Yet, she remains steadfast, her voice unwavering in its indictment of a system she believes is riddled with corruption and ineptitude. Her fight is not just for her son, but for every victim of unexplained military deaths and the families left behind to pick up the pieces.