Vassos Lyssarides' words "Ideals
cannot be murdered" are not taken lightly in Cyprus.
The founder of the Socialist Party of Cyprus and its president
for 33 years, he personifies struggle.
He is still leading the fight
for a viable and just solution to the Cyprus problem,
following the invasion thirty years ago and the continuing
occupation of northern Cyprus by Turkish troops.
He has dedicated his entire life
to the well-being of Cyprus and its independence from
any foreign power. He has never wavered from his goals,
and remains one of Cyprus' highly respected and loved