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Published on Monday, January 20, 2020

Appeal launched in Cyprus rape case

The British woman who received a suspended sentence after being convicted of lying about being raped in Cyprus has launched an appeal.

The 19-year-old woman went to police to report she was assaulted by a group of Israeli tourists in Ayia Napa last July but ended up being charged with public nuisance after retracting her statement.

She received a suspended sentence earlier this month and has since flown home.

She claims Cypriot police forced her to change her story after being detained for seven hours without a lawyer and translator.

Her appeal against the public mischief conviction was submitted to the Supreme Court of Cyprus on Thursday.

Appeal co-ordinator Michael Polak from Justice Abroad, said grounds of appeal are 'strong'.

See also: Cyprus faces tourism boycott

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