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Briton Guilty Of False Rape Claim, Court Rules

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A court docket in Cyprus on Monday discovered a British girl responsible of falsely claiming she was gang-raped by a gaggle of Israeli vacationers within the resort of Ayia Napa.

Sentencing was adjourned till January 7.

The girl, who was 19 on the time of the incident in July, had pleaded not responsible to the cost of “public mischief”, which carries a sentence of as much as one yr in jail and a advantageous of round 1,700 euros.

“The statements you have given were false,” the choose advised the defendant in remarks translated by the court docket interpreter.

She appeared pissed off by the delay to the sentencing, telling her lawyer: “He already made his decision! I thought we were asking for a fine.”

More than a dozen girls from an affiliation for the safety of girls attended court docket carrying white scarves with a picture of lips sewn shut printed on them.

The girl’s legal professionals had claimed she was pressured into signing an announcement written by a detective.

The choose stated throughout the trial that police had acted correctly always, with no strain exerted to alter the lady’s thoughts about her preliminary declare she was raped by 12 Israelis on July 17.

The Israelis, aged 15 to 18, have been launched with out cost the identical month after the lady was arrested on suspicion of creating a false assertion.

Rights teams argued {the teenager} has suffered humiliation and been mistreated by the police and media.

They have known as for an investigation into police dealing with of the case and criticised the best way rape circumstances and victims are handled in Cyprus.

AFP

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