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Cyprus rape row teen 'may have been drugged', says expert witness

News Summed Up 2020-01-05 05:30:00

Dr Matsakis added the failure to properly examine evidence against 12 Israeli youths at the centre of the allegations made him “ashamed as a Cypriot”. In evidence, she said one of the youths then knelt on her shoulders to pin her down during the alleged gang rape in a hotel in Ayia Napa in July. Dr Matsakis, who gave evidence in court, said the “miscarriage of justice” was partly due to the judge Michalis Papathanasiou “excluding rape right from the start”. Accused youths 'will sue her'One of 12 Israelis accused of taking part in the alleged rape says they will sue the British teenager for compensation. Michael Polak, from Justice Abroad, said: 'It is quite possible that the Cypriot police arrested people not involved in any offence against the teenager.