I returned home on Wednesday for what is pretty much just a long weekend. I will head back Monday and prepare for George Pittadjis on stand Wednesday morning (Private Criminal Case against Karayiannas and Michelle McDonald). Then in the afternoon should be the verdict for the second assault.
Some folks have kindly emailed concerned over the criminal case against me. I’m happy to say that these concerns are unfounded. I’ll publish the indictment later but in any event you do have the right in Cyprus as in the UK to record your business calls and publish them if they are in the public interest. If it were not the case then TV programmes such as ‘Rogue Traders’, ‘Watchdog’, ‘Builders from hell’, ‘Panorama’ etc would not exist and the public would fall foul of scams more often.
Below is part of the high court decision in Cyprus which sets precedent for recording your business calls and meetings. The bad guys and prosecutors know this already hence this case is frivolous, vindictive and without merit. But every cloud has a silver lining and I’m looking forward to cross examining the people who bring this case against me (Michelle Anglou and Marios Karayiannas).
On the first occasion we had Marios Karayiannas under cross examination (2006 assault – Civil action) he completely contradicted the affidavit he published in which they called me a blackmailer. I will make sure he faces a perjury charge once that case has concluded.
Now that “publishing an insulting message” is worth the tax payers money, then that also means I can photocopy the indictment against me, change my name for theirs and their lawyers and press for a criminal charge. See the ‘Karayiannas Saga’ on my ‘Klydes Law Firm’ page.
[TRIANTAFYLLIDES, P., Pikis, Kourris, JJ.]
(January 30, 1986)
1. HARIS ENOTIADES,
2. HARIS ENOTIADES M.E. & B. Ltd.,
(Criminal Appeals Nos. 4620 – 4621)
3. The right to privacy as framed by Article 15.1 confined to personal and family matters, which are those immediately connected with the person, necessary for the preservation of his individuality. If his actions affect others, he cannot claim the protection of Article 15.1, unless the relationship between them is confidential, in the sense explained in the case of Georghiades, supra.
4. Trading and business activities are not of their nature personal matters. The relationship between trader and customer is commercial, not confidential.
Mr O’Dwyer made two videos during his one-man protest outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia
Further reports to follow.