Teenage mother accused of lying that she is gang-raped in Cyprus slams embassy & # 39; lack of support & # 39;
The mother of a British teenager accused of lying about gang-raped in Cyprus has claimed that the British Embassy did not support her daughter.
The 19-year-old, who chooses MailOnline not to identify herself, is tried because he wrongly claimed that she was attacked by 12 Israeli men in a hotel in Ayia Napa in July.
Her mother, using the alias Jenny, said her daughter was in a & # 39; living nightmare & # 39; was wrong and that there was a lack of consular assistance while her daughter's human rights were being violated in prison.
& # 39; You have the concept that if something goes wrong, you will be helped by having a British passport – but that is not my experience. & # 39; Jenny told me BBC.
The 19-year-old is on trial for falsely claiming to have attacked the 12 men in a hotel in Ayia Napa in July (photo: the unknown teenager who arrived at the Famagusta court last Thursday)
& # 39; I am shocked that neither the EU, nor the embassy or government have intervened through my MEP to ensure that fundamental rights are respected under European law. & # 39;
The mother told Victoria Derbyshire that her daughter had suffered from a serious post-traumatic stress disorder since she claimed she had been raped.
She claimed that her daughter sees things, she hears things & # 39; and is jumpy and uncertain about what is happening around her.
Jenny said a consular officer had visited the prison a few times and managed to show her once.
Jenny told the BBC: “She was a changed person, she was very retired, she was terrified of everything, she didn't want to leave the room she was in, she was very jumpy.
& # 39; When she left for Cyprus, she was a beautiful, vibrant, happy girl who was very confident and totally different when I got there. & # 39;
Her daughter was released on bail in August, but her passport was confiscated so she could not leave the island.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement: “Our employees continue to support a British woman and her family after her arrest in Cyprus.
& # 39; We have visited her in custody, attended the hearings, and have contact with her legal representatives and local authorities about her case. & # 39;
Last week the teenager burst out in tears and had to be comforted by her mother after the judge told her he would give her his judgment after Christmas.
Her mother told the BBC: & # 39; I have no life, I don't see my friends and family and our normal life is on hold … Being here at Christmas is a nightmare. & # 39;
The woman accused 12 Israeli men of raping her in August, but later robbed the charge, which she said was being pressured by the police. The men have already been released (file)
The teenager had reacted furiously last week when the judge suspended her case until December 30 and yelled at her British lawyer that she wanted to hear earlier.
The judge struck her in a stabbing reprimand when he told her to show & # 39; some respect & # 39; in the courtroom of Paralimni.
Her legal team had hoped that the judge would return his verdict to the courts closed in Cyprus on December 20 and allow her to return home on condition that she was not sentenced to prison.
Her mother, using the alias Jenny, said her daughter was in a & # 39; living nightmare & # 39; and that there was a lack of consular assistance while her human rights are being violated in prison (photo: arrived in court last week)
The woman said she was on vacation with one of the men she had met at the hotel where she was staying.
She said she had consensual sex with him when a group of his friends stormed into the hotel bedroom and carried out the attack.
Prior to the attack, she said that some men had filmed that she was having sex, but that she had been too drunk to be aware of this.
The police flew to the Napa Rocks Hotel where the alleged attack took place and arrested 12 Israelis between 15 and 22 years old.
Five of the men were released after a week and the other seven were allowed to fly home when the woman claimed her rape.
She claimed in court that she had been bullied by the police to withdraw the allegation.
She said she was denied legal assistance with her withdrawal, written by a detective who had a poor knowledge of English.
The woman is confronted with a year of imprisonment if she is convicted of indictment of public calamity and lies about the rape of the gang that took place last July.
In his final speech, prosecutor Adamos Demosthenous told the court that the sex attack is a & # 39; imaginary crime & # 39; was that never took place.
He said the woman had made up the claim because she felt & shame & humiliation & # 39; because she was filmed with consensual sex.
The public prosecutor said the films on cell phones meant that the alleged victim had to change her story when she appeared in court to testify.
In her final statement, her lawyer Ritsa Pekri said: & rape has taken place. The prosecutor must prove that she lied and they did not. & # 39;
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