A court in Cyprus found a british woman guilty of having made false accusations about an alleged gang rape.
the Woman convicted of having lied that she was sexually abused by 12 israeli teenagers in July.
In a trial that has been followed closely by human rights and ligestillingsgrupper, a district court in Paralimni ruled that the woman has lied. The court will determine the penalty for the woman 7. January.
the Woman, who was 19 when the alleged abuse took place, was arrested when she according to the police withdrew its charges back.
She had said that the israeli teenagers raped her in a hotel room in the popular holiday resort Ayia Napa, on the southeastern part of Cyprus.
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the Woman said she pulled his charges back after pressure from the police during lengthy interrogations, where there was a lawyer present. This was rejected by the prosecution and the court.
- It is my conclusion that the offender's guilt has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt, said the chief judge in his decision.
He described the woman's testimony as inconsistent. He believes that she has tried to lead the court behind the light.
the Israelis have rejected the allegations of rape. They were detained by police for ten days and then released, when the woman withdrew its charges back.
They were not present during the trial, which was not about rape, but about the fake review.
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In his testimony during the trial, the woman said that she was in a hotel room with one of the israeli teenagers, as she had a relationship with. At one time, the rest came in and held her fast, she explained.
One of the defence witnesses, the forensic expert Marios Matsakis said that the woman's injuries suggest rape.
the Prosecution said that the woman invented the allegations because she was furious to have been violated. The cause of this was, that several of the suspects from Israel, had allegedly recorded a video of her while she had sex.