Former Greek ambassador to Libya murdered in Brazil

By Libya Herald reporter.

Greece's Ambassador in Tripoli, Kyriakos Amiridis presents Libyan Archaeology and Ancient Languages Dr Fadel Ali Mohamed was honoured with the Golden Order of the Phoenix (Photo: Sami Zaptia).

In November 2013, Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis (left) presented Libyan archaeology and ancient languages specialist Dr Fadel Ali Mohamed with Greece’s Order of the Phoenix (Photo: Sami Zaptia)

Tripoli, 30 December 2016:

The former Greek ambassador to Libya, Kyriakos Amiridis, has been murdered in Brazil. His body was found in the trunk of a burnt-out car yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. He had been missing since Monday.

His Brazilian wife and three others have been arrested, suspected of involvement in his killing. It is being described as a crime of passion.

Amiridis was ambassador in Libya between 2012 and 2016, although he left the country in late 2014 when numerous other diplomats did so as well.

He was appointed ambassador to Brazil earlier this year.

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