Brit accused of lying about rape by 12 Israelis arriving in court
A British woman was detained in Cyprus after being accused of filing a false rape complaint with the police.
The 19-year-old appeared in court this morning, where her hearing was postponed to tomorrow morning.
Her Cypriot lawyer is currently operating abroad.
The 19-year-old appeared in court this morning (photo of the abandoned court) where her hearing was put back to tomorrow morning
The woman (pictured on the way to court) has been arrested on suspicion of public damages, but has not yet been formally charged and therefore cannot be named
The British woman is pictured with her head covered when she arrived at the court this morning
The woman wore a black hooded top over her head when she arrived for the hearing
The woman has been arrested on suspicion of public damages, but has not yet been formally charged and therefore cannot be named.
She had claimed that 12 Israelis raped her earlier this month in a hotel room at the Ayia Napa party resort.
They were all arrested, but five were released on Thursday after extensive DNA testing and the remaining seven were released on the weekend after Mrs. Heath & # 39; s changed her story & # 39 ;.
The 19-year-old (today lying in the back of a car), who is not mentioned, arrived on the field with a black sweater over her head
The woman (photo that goes to court today) claimed that 12 Israelis had raped her in a hotel room, which led to their arrest
She had claimed that 12 Israelis raped her earlier this month in a hotel (photo) in the Ayia Napa party resort
Five of the men were released on Thursday after extensive DNA testing and the remaining seven were released yesterday (photo) after the woman & # 39; changed her story & # 39;
The remaining seven teenagers were allowed to leave the headquarters of the police district in Paralimni yesterday (photo)
Police sources said last week that she had withdrawn her statement after being interrogated by investigators at the weekend after investigating further DNA results.
She is suspected of filing a false complaint against the men because some have filmed her during consensual sex without permission.
She protected her face under a coat and arrived this morning at the court in the city of Paralimni under police escort.
She wore a black hooded top with Nike leggings and black sneakers and remained silent for the entire 20 minutes.
She wore a black hooded top with Nike leggings and black sneakers (pictured on the right lane) and remained silent for the entire 20 minutes
The tourist keeps her face covered and she is escorted to a police car outside the Famagusta courthouse
Doubts about her story began after one of the teenagers she identified as participating in the group rape could prove that he was in bed with his girlfriend who had taken a selfie.
A police spokesman in Nicosia said: & # 39; A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of false accusations & # 39;
Yaniv Habari, a lawyer for some of the now freed men, told MailOnline: & the woman has changed her story. Those in custody will be released and allowed to leave. & # 39;
The five Israeli teenagers accused of group rape of the British woman in Aiya Napa last week were released and flown home to Israel on Thursday (photo)
He said the prosecutor & # 39; regretted what she said and that the parents of the remaining seven men & # 39; clearly very happy and want to get their children back as soon as possible & # 39 ;.
Habari also said his customers will take action, civil action & # 39; against their prosecutor.
Three of the men admitted having had sex with the British woman and said it was consensual. The others all denied rape.
A legal source told MailOnline that the woman has changed her story and that the men (brought to court in the photo) are free to go
Five of the 12 were released on Thursday without charge, when there was no DNA evidence to link them to the alleged sexual assault at the Pambos Napa hotel in Ayia Napa.
The woman had claimed that she had agreed to have sex with one of the men, but was detained by others and raped in the early hours of the morning.
A medical examination had shown scratches and bruises on her thighs.
All 12 men briefly appeared at the same court.
Lawyer Nir Yaslovitzh. Representing two of the defendants, he said: & # 39; As I have claimed all the time, there was no rape in Cyprus. & # 39;
& # 39; The young people who have gone on vacation and have become a nightmare are returning to their homes today. They all return to their families.
& # 39; The Cypriot police have conducted a professional and thorough investigation. & # 39;
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