British woman accused of lying about gang rape attack by 12 Israelis released on bail
A British woman accused of & # 39; crying rape & # 39; must stand trial in Cyprus after she has not been found guilty of wrongly accusing 12 Israeli men of attacking her.
The 19-year-old – who prefers not to mention Mail Online – took a look at her father as she argued after spending more than a month in prison.
She received a deposit of £ 5,000, but said she was on a & # 39; no fly list & # 39; will be placed and must surrender her passport to the court.
The alleged rape victim will also have to report to a police station three times a week as part of the bail conditions.
Her father, who was sitting in the public gallery, agreed to guarantee a £ 15,000 guarantee as part of the conditions set by the court in Famagusta.
The 19-year-old (depicted in a vehicle outside the Famagusta courthouse) must be tried in Cyprus after he has not been found guilty of falsely accusing 12 Israeli men of attacking her
The British woman covers her face while she is escorted outside the Famagusta courthouse
The 19-year-old British woman is being driven to the Famagusta District Court in Northern Cyprus today
The woman was released immediately and was allowed to leave the court with her father. He declined to comment.
She faces a year in prison after being accused of public calamity after withdrawing her claim that she was the victim of a group rape last month.
The police initially arrested 12 Israelis aged 15-18 after the woman claimed that sexual violence took place in a budget hotel in the Ayia Napa party resort.
Five of the suspects were released into custody after a week and the remaining seven were allowed to return home when the woman suddenly drew her allegation.
Three of the men claimed to have consensual sex with the teenager who worked at the Ayia Napa resort and distributed kites to night clubs.
The woman received a deposit of £ 5,000, but said she was on a & # 39; no fly list & # 39; will be placed and must surrender her passport to the court. Depicted: the teenager is driven into the court
One of the accused could prove that he was in bed with another girl when the alleged group rape took place.
After the suspects were released, the Justice Abroad campaign group claimed that the alleged victim had been bullied to withdraw her statement and threatened to arrest if she had not complied.
It led her Cypriot lawyer to resign and a UK legal team led by Lewis Power QC to represent her in court.
Mr. Power was in court today but did not participate and listened to the Greek procedure through an interpreter.
Lawyer of the Legal Aid Group Abroad Michael Polak (photo on the photo) makes statements to the press outside the Famagusta courthouse while standing next to Lewis Power QC
A UK legal team led by Lewis Power (photo left with Mr. Polak) QC has been appointed to represent the woman in court
He has been appointed by the Justice Abroad group to represent her in the upcoming trial and has received permission from the Cypriot Attorney General to appear in court.
The woman's family launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay its legal fees and raised more than £ 20,000 in a few weeks.
One of the largest single donations of more than £ 8,000 came from an Israeli man who lived in Florida.
Lawyer Michael Polak of Justice Abroad said after the hearing: “The teenager's case is that she did not lie about rape and that Cypriot police repression was used to have her revoke her rape breaches and the alleged withdrawal statement is unreliable. & # 39;
Before the woman's lawsuit begins, her legal team wants to try to have the most important evidence withdrawn.
A legal process that is known as a & # 39; process within a process & # 39; will take place where the strength of the prosecutor's evidence will be tested before a judge.
They want her confession to withdraw the allegation of rape because it is unreliable.
Famagusta courthouse. Before the woman's lawsuit begins, her legal team wants to try to have the most important evidence withdrawn
Speaking on the steps of the courtroom, Mr. Polak, flanked by Lewis Power, said: “The case has now been brought for a voire dire, a procedure that includes a process in a process to test the reliability of the evidence on which the Prosecutor tries to trust.
& # 39; This means that the Prosecution must prove that the revocation statement was not obtained through repression or circumstances that could have made it unreliable for the criminal standard, beyond reasonable doubt, and if they are unable to do so, that evidence is excluded from the process.
& # 39; The case will then be tried, with the Prosecutor having to prove that the teenager has lied about rape, again according to the norm of beyond reasonable doubt.
& # 39; The teen defense team will submit to the Court that the evidence does not prove this, and on the contrary that the evidence, in connection with the behavior of Israeli youths both in Cyprus and on their return to Israel at Ben Gurion airport, tends to show the opposite.
"The teen's legal team intends to submit written comments to the Attorney General of Cyprus to stop this case against the teen after considering the facts outlined above before the case is brought. & # 39;
A representative of the British embassy in Nicosia was in court for the proceedings.
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