According to the CMP, 1,392 Greek Cypriots and 440 Turkish Cypriots remained missing. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment The constitution and law prohibit such practices; there were reports, however, that police abused detainees.
Trafficking of women to the island, particularly for sexual exploitation, continued to be a problem, and labor trafficking was also reported.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Section 1 Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom From: a.
The Republic of Cyprus is a constitutional republic and multiparty presidential democracy.
The area under control of the government has approximately 803,200 inhabitants. There were reports of police abuse and degrading treatment of persons in custody and asylum seekers.
A substantial number of Turkish troops remained on the island.
In 2006, 56 representatives were elected to the 80-seat Vouli Antiprosopon (House of Representatives) in free and fair elections, and in 2008 President Demetris Christofias was elected in free and fair elections. Violence against women, including spousal abuse, and several incidents of violence against children were reported.There were instances of discrimination and violence against members of minority ethnic and national groups.