UK raises concerns as teenager convicted of lying about Cyprus rape

Foreign Office says case of 19-year-old who said she was gang-raped is ‘deeply distressing’

The UK government is to raise concerns with the authorities in Cyprus over the fairness of a trial in which a British teenager was found guilty of lying about being gang-raped.

A judge ruled on Monday that the 19-year-old wilfully indulged in public mischief in claiming she was raped by a group of Israeli males aged between 15 and 22 while she was on holiday in Ayia Napa in July.

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Source: theguardian