The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a conviction against a young British woman who was accused of lying about being gang-raped in 2019.
The decision was in response to an appeal made by the woman’s team of British and Cypriot lawyers in September.
The woman was handed a suspended four-month prison sentence last year after being found guilty of public mischief for reporting she was raped in Ayia Napa in 2019.
In July 2019, she told police that she had been raped by around 12 Israeli tourists aged 15 to 22, but was charged when she retracted her initial complaint a little over a week later.
She has since maintained she was pressured by Famagusta police officers to withdraw her statement, and her team of lawyers issued an appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing the conviction is unsafe.