Cyprus: British teen sentenced over false gang rape claim
07 January 2020 | 1:36 pm
A British woman accused of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has been given a four-month suspended jail sentence. The trial has caused widespread backlash over concerns that it was unfair.
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