Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz released from custody in Cyprus

File photo. [Reuters]

Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz has been conditionally released from custody in Cyprus and is to reappear in court on September 14, a Cypriot police official said on Wednesday.

Steinmetz was detained in Cyprus last week on a Romania-issued warrant.

Steinmetz is at the centre of a case dating back several years relating to his involvement in a group that allegedly tried to illegally secure land rights in Romania. He has already faced arrest in some other European countries on the same warrant but was cleared.

Steinmetz was detained last week when he arrived at Larnaca airport, due to a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the Romanian authorities, which has already been cancelled in various European countries.

His spokesperson said Steinmetz was released on bail, effective immediately, until they ensure that the cancellation of the European...

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