The Nicosia Assize Court passed sentences on Monday against three persons found guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime, exhuming a corpse without a court order and trespassing, in the case of the theft of the remains of former President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos from the cemetery of Saint Nicholas in Kato Deftera, on December 11, 2009.

Indian national Sarbtzit Singh and brothers Mamas Prokopiou Kitas and Antonis Prokopiou Kitas were accused of stealing the remains of Cyprus`s former President Tassos Papadopoulos.

Singh received a total of 81 months imprisonment, in concurrent sentences from one to 18 months, and the brothers at total of 58 months imprisonment each, in concurrent sentences from three to 20 months. Their detention so far will count as time served. Antonis Prokopiou Kitas is already serving a life sentence for murder.

More serious charges of blackmail and extortion were dropped.

The body was found on March 8, 2010, at the new Strovolos cemetery in the Nicosia district.

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