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Rights groups urge Cyprus to drop false rape case against Briton

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Woman, 19, to go on trial after revoking claim she was raped by 12 Israeli tourists
Human rights and feminist groups are calling for Cypriot authorities to drop the case against a British teenager accused of falsely claiming she was raped by 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room.The 19-year-old, who reported the alleged assault almost three months ago but was then arrested after revoking her criminal complaint, is due to go on trial on Tuesday on a charge of public mischief. She has pleaded not guilty to fabricating the accusation of rape, but could be imprisoned for up to a year if found guilty. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/14/rights-groups-urge-cyprus-to-drop-false-case-against-briton

Author : Helena Smith

Publish date : 2019-10-14 13:56:49

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