Detained British mother in Cyprus: "boycott the island"
The young woman's mother, who was convicted in a false complaint of rape committed by a group of Israeli boys, expressed support for calls on the social network to boycott British tourists. "This place is not safe," she said. About one-third of the 3.9 million tourists in Cyprus are British
Detained British mother in Cyprus: "boycott the island"Photo: Yoav Itiel, Editor: Amit Simcha
The British woman's mother, who was convicted in Cyprus of a false complaint of rape allegedly committed by Israeli boys, calls for a boycott of the island. Her mother said on Wednesday night in an interview with the BBC that she supports social networking calls for a British boycott of the island. "To me, this is a right thing to do," she said. "This place is not safe - it is completely unsafe. If you are going to report something that happened to you, then you will be laughed at or, in the worse case, something like what happened to my daughter."
The UK Foreign Office said the affair raises many concerns after a district court ruled Monday that the 19-year-old woman lied when she said she had been raped by 12 Israelis. Her sentence will be sentenced next week. The young woman, whose name was not released by the media, was arrested after police say she backed her from allegations against Israeli boys, whom she accused of raping in a hotel room in Ayia Napa last July. She alleges she returned from her charge only under police pressure, which investigated her for an extended period without the presence of a lawyer. The prosecution and the court rejected this version.
The affair has received a lot of coverage in the UK, from which about a third of the 3.9 million tourists visited Cyprus in 2018. The young woman faces up to one year in prison, and her lawyers said she intended to appeal.More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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