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21 July 2007
Lobby for Cyprus demonstration forces closure of Sea Terra property exhibition
25 persons from Lobby for Cyprus today attended a property exhibition organised by UK company Sea Terra at the Hilton hotel in Cobham, Surrey. Sea Terra is registered in Wiltshire and has offices in Trowbridge.

London--"25 persons from Lobby for Cyprus today attended a property exhibition organised by UK
company Sea Terra at the Hilton hotel in Cobham, Surrey. Sea Terra is registered in Wiltshire and has offices in Trowbridge. It is however a subsidiary of a company based in the occupied area. It specialises in developing land in Akanthou and Ayios Amvrosios and selling it to English people.

Lobby attended and protested outside the hotel. The protests were filmed by a BBC film crew. Residents of Ayios Amvrosios and Akanthou, and other villages, were interviewed and asked how they felt at seeing their land being built on by this English company and the property sold to English buyers. Not surprisingly all those interviewed re-asserted their right to return and expressed their lack of interest in compensation or property exchange. They repeated that they simply wanted their property back.

Leaflets were handed out to those who appeared intent on visiting the show, which was in fact very poorly attended. However there is a further show tomorrow Sunday 22 July at a hotel in Farnham, Surrey and then three days in Trowbridge at the end of next week.

Lobby spoke with the representatives of Sea Terra and they expressed their understanding at the frustration of our members. Nick Kounoupias, Co-ordinator of Lobby explained to Sea Terra that they were committing criminal offences. They were engaged in fraud and money laundering crimes. The hotel management were also advised that having been advised of the criminal behaviour of Sea Terra, they would be guilty of conspiracy to defraud if they continued with allowing them to exhibit at their hotels. Following the Lobby protest the hotel immediately stopped the exhibition.

Lobby will now step up its campaign to prevent the illegal exploitation of our stolen property. If anyone wants to join the struggle please email admin@lobbyforcyprus.org