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British woman accused of inventing a gang rape suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder

British woman accused of inventing a gang rape claim in Ayia Napa suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, the lawyer says while appearing in court

  • British woman accused of fabricated gang-rape claims diagnosed with PTSD
  • The 19-year-old is said to be & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; is for her trial
  • She can be imprisoned for up to a year if she is found guilty of making up for the rape
  • The teenager had claimed that she had been raped by 12 Israeli men in Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  • She arrived with the mother and legal team before the start of the trial at the court of Famagusta
  • Lawyers will say that the Cyprus police have failed to investigate alleged rape

A British woman accused of making a gang rape in Cyprus has been diagnosed with a post-traumatic stress disorder, her lawyer said today.

The 19-year-old was said to be & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; was for a court hearing that could see her in prison for a year if she was found guilty of making up for the rape.

The teenager had claimed that she was raped by 12 Israeli men in a budget hotel in Ayia Napa, Cyprus last July.

She later withdrew the statement and after the suspects were allowed to leave the island, she was accused of the crime of public calamity for filing a false rape report.

The British teenager (center) arrives at the Famagusta district court in Cyprus, where she is accused of allegating allegations of rape

The British teenager (center) arrives at the Famagusta district court in Cyprus, where she is accused of allegating allegations of rape

The 19-year-old was said to be & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; was for a lawsuit that could see her in jail for a year if she was found guilty of making up for the rape

The 19-year-old was said to be & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; was for a lawsuit that could see her in jail for a year if she was found guilty of making up for the rape

The 19-year-old was said to be & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; was for a lawsuit that could see her in jail for a year if she was found guilty of making up for the rape

Lawyer Micheal Polak arrives at the court of the Famagusta district. Polak said the woman, who chooses MailOnline not to identify, is in a fragile state and has been diagnosed with PTSD by a UK specialist.

Lawyer Micheal Polak arrives at the court of the Famagusta district. Polak said the woman, who chooses MailOnline not to identify, is in a fragile state and has been diagnosed with PTSD by a UK specialist.

Lewis Power QC arrives at the Famagusta court prior to today's trial. Attorneys intend to tell the court that the police in Cyprus have conducted a poor investigation into the alleged rape and were under pressure to complete the investigation for fear that it would harm the tourist industry

Lewis Power QC arrives at the Famagusta court prior to today's trial. Attorneys intend to tell the court that the police in Cyprus have conducted a poor investigation into the alleged rape and were under pressure to complete the investigation for fear that it would harm the tourist industry

Lawyer Micheal Polak (left) and Lewis Power QC (right) arrive at the court of Famagusta. Polak said the woman, who chooses MailOnline not to identify, is in a fragile state and has been diagnosed with PTSD by a UK specialist.

She arrived at the Famagusta court today for the start of her trial accompanied by mother and her legal team, Lewis Power QC and lawyer Michael Polak.

Polak said the woman, who chooses MailOnline not to identify herself, is in a fragile state and has been diagnosed with PTSD by a UK specialist.

Polak said: & # 39; She just wants to go home. & # 39;

He added that she is coping well with her family and that she wants to return to the UK.

He said she also lost her place at the university while she was forced to stay in Cyprus for her trial.

While being released on bail and not allowed to leave the island, the woman was assigned a psychologist to help her cope.

Lawyers intend to tell the court that the police in Cyprus have conducted a poor investigation into the alleged rape and were under pressure to complete the investigation for fear that it would harm the tourist industry.

He said she also lost her place at the university while she was forced to stay in Cyprus for her trial. Released on bail and not allowed to leave the island, the woman has been assigned a psychologist to help her cope

He said she also lost her place at the university while she was forced to stay in Cyprus for her trial. Released on bail and not allowed to leave the island, the woman has been assigned a psychologist to help her cope

He said she also lost her place at the university while she was forced to stay in Cyprus for her trial. Released on bail and not allowed to leave the island, the woman has been assigned a psychologist to help her cope

Attorneys intend to tell the court that the police in Cyprus have conducted a poor investigation into the alleged rape and are under pressure to complete the investigation amid fears that it would harm the tourist industry

Attorneys intend to tell the court that the police in Cyprus have conducted a poor investigation into the alleged rape and are under pressure to complete the investigation amid fears that it would harm the tourist industry

Attorneys intend to tell the court that the police in Cyprus have conducted a poor investigation into the alleged rape and are under pressure to complete the investigation amid fears that it would harm the tourist industry

They also say that the trial was abused because the woman was actually forced to sign a statement that was dictated by the police and withdrew the allegation.

Cops interviewed the woman for eight hours without any legal representation and she signed a statement in which she withdrew the allegation at 2:00 am because she had been in a police station since 8:00 pm.

Polak said: & There was a lot of pressure on the police about the allegation of rape. Ayia Napa is a place where many young boys and girls come with thousands and without tourism this place would be hit.

& # 39; That was why the mayor of Ayia Napa very quickly commented on what had taken place. & # 39;

Polak said the court would hear that the police had not conducted a proper rape investigation and that he effectively stopped the investigation after the allegation was withdrawn.

He said they had failed to download all the messages sent between the Israeli men and that he said they would show some degree of planning in the alleged group rape.

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