British teen found guilty of lying about gang rape in Cyprus gets suspended sentence

Breaking news, the British Teenager found guilty of lying over a rape case in Cyprus has received a four months jail term suspended for three years.

According to her laywer she has already put in an appeal against the sentence.

The 19-year-old, from Derbyshire, insists she was the victim of a horrific attack. Outside court in Paralimni, a group of women who had travelled from Israel chanted: “Cyprus justice, shame on you”, “stop blaming the victim” and “you are not alone”.

The British teenager (pictured outside court in Cyprus on December 30) convicted of lying about being gang raped by 12 Israeli men in Cyprus will be pardoned and allowed to return to Britain immediately

Some were holding placards reading “we believe you” and “don’t be afraid”. Last week, the woman was found guilty of the offence of “public mischief” – in other words, of falsifying an allegation of a crime.

The judge said she had willingly had sex with one man, and then lied out of a sense of shame.

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla.


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