Court adjourned for UK woman in Cyprus ‘fake rape’ case involving Israelis
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Court adjourned for UK woman in Cyprus ‘fake rape’ case involving Israelis

19-year-old's lawyer resigned from the case recently after reports the woman claimed she was forced by Cypriot investigators to retract her original rape report

Police officers escort a 19-year-old British woman, second from right, out of Famagusta court in town of Paralimni, Cyprus, Monday, July 29, 2019. . (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Police officers escort a 19-year-old British woman, second from right, out of Famagusta court in town of Paralimni, Cyprus, Monday, July 29, 2019. . (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Court proceedings against a 19-year-old British woman who faces a public nuisance charge for allegedly falsely accusing 12 Israelis of rape have been adjourned until August 27 in order to give her new legal team time to prepare their defence.

A defence lawyer told a Paralimni court judge on Monday that the defence team is waiting for a reply from Cyprus’ attorney general to a written request seeking authorisation for UK lawyer Lewis Power QC to also represent the British woman along with Cypriot lawyer Nicoletta Charalambidou.

The British woman’s former lawyer resigned because of a “serious disagreement” with his client.

His resignation followed UK media reports that the woman claimed she was forced by Cypriot investigators to retract her original rape report.

Cypriot police denied the allegation.

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