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Cypriot Internment of the 1950s

The detention camp at Kokkinotrimithia, 2km west of the Cypriot capitol of Nicosia, was constructed by British Forces in 1955 for the internment of supporters of the armed struggle to liberate the country from British governance. The camp housed both those convicted of fighting for the EOKA (Ethniki Organosis Kyprion Agoniston) and others held indefinately without conviction. This process of internment was similar to that used in Ireland.

The camp has been well preserved and is open as a museum and memorial to the EOKA liberation struggle.