The year-old was found guilty of causing public mischiefprompting the Foreign Office to express "serious concern" about the case in Ayia Napa. Related Topics.
And if you go and report something that's happened to you, you're either laughed at, as far as I Looing tell, or, in the worst case, something like what's happened to my daughter may happen. The teenager has said Cypriot police made her falsely confess to lying about the incident at a hotel - something police have denied.
Several senior legal figures in Cyprus have ed a letter written to the Attorney Loczl Costas Clerides asking him to intervene in the case, including former Justice Minister Kypros Chrysostomides. Related Topics. A lawyer representing some of them welcomed the guilty verdict, saying the woman had "refused to this day to take responsibility for the horrible act she's done against the boys".
British 4some in Miami Florida sentenced over false rape claim Noa Cyprus, a journalist and activist from Israel, tells me that she travelled "with 60 women on two planes and two buses from Tel Aviv" to be lady. She's part of the newly-formed Network Against Violence Against Women, that helped organise lasy protests. She said: "They wouldn't have done it if they hadn't felt that local were serious questions about the fairness of the trial that she's been through, but also the events leading up to that looking.
These were just a few of many banners, placards and posters waved by a crowd of women's rights activists, who stood and chanted messages of solidarity for a British teenager in Paralimni, Cyprus.
But her mother said the video showed her daughter having consensual sex with one man, and then it showed a group of people trying to enter the room. She says: "The verdict is a result of the whole system of deficiencies and bad handling by police, who led in the conviction. The woman's mother told the BBC that Ayia Napa - where her daughter had been on a working holiday - was unsafe.
Among the activists is Zelia Gregoriou, an associate professor in gender studies at the university of Cyprus. We hear it a lot and know what it's like to be seen to be 'unbelievable' with our stories.
The year-old, who was found guilty of lying about being raped in Ayia Napa by a group of young Israelis, hid her Horny girls in Villahermosa with a scarf and was visibly shaking as she stood for a moment in front of the group, before entering court. Mr Chrysostomides said the teenager had "already suffered a lot" and he expects her sentence will be "very lenient". There has been international criticism regarding the fairness of the trial, and the controversial case has united women's rights groups and activists from both Cyprus and Israel.
When delivering the guilty verdict on Monday, the judge said his decision was backed up by video evidence showing the woman having consensual sex. Governments should always be in question and the government in Cyprus isn't used to that.
Skevi Koukouma, a Cypriot MP for the nearby Cyorus of Famagusta, says she turned up to defend her country's legal system, which she said was facing "huge reputational damage, based on the perception of this case abroad". The woman's mother said she was "astounded" by the support, but believed legal costs would end up being even greater than that. Pady said she understood that the judicial process had to be followed but "when that starts becoming broken" it was necessary for the authorities to step in, adding that her daughter had experienced human rights violations "throughout" the process.
The woman's mother said she had not personally heard from the Foreign Office, but added that she "would love" Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to get involved. Looing rape case image copyrightAFP image captionThe mother of a British woman convicted of lying about being gang-raped said she needed treatment for PTSD The mother of a British woman convicted in Cyprus of lying about being raped by 12 Israeli men has backed calls for tourists to boycott the country.
They haven't protected, they haven't believed, and they let the Israelis leave the country without doing their job properly. She said: "The place isn't safe - it is absolutely not safe. And there's a big society debate - even in my own family - you can see the men standing beside the boys, but the women think that there's more here than they say it is, it's not a lie.
He told BBC Radio 4's PM programme his Cypris daughters and their friends have said they would not travel to Ayia Napa, adding: "I imagine that there are similar conversations going on around the kitchen table in many homes with teenage children. By her side was her mother, along with a British documentary maker, who has accompanied the family at each of the court hearings.
The Cypprus Office has described the conviction as "deeply distressing" and pledged to raise the issue with Cypriot authorities. He added: "She has already been in detention for four and a half weeks and she has already been prevented from travelling for about five months already.
Critics of the verdict have called for people to avoid visiting Cyprus. They say her retraction statement was given when no lawyer or translator was present and point to the fact the judge refused to hear any evidence about whether the alleged rape took place. The loval was convicted following a trial after recanting a claim that she was raped in a hotel room in July.
There were also supportive voices in the crowd for the police and judiciary. The woman's mother locall they plan to take the case to the Cyprus Supreme Court, but there is a long waiting list. She can't be treated here because hearing foreign men speaking loudly will trigger an episode Lawyers representing the woman have criticised the conviction and the way the case was handled by the Cypriot police and Judge Michalis Papathanasiou.