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Ayia Napa gang rape trial: British woman testifies

famagusta district court
Famagusta Court

The British woman who reported being gang raped while on holiday in Ayia Napa took the stand at Famagusta criminal court this week.

The hearing took place behind closed doors between Tuesday and Friday, where the woman gave her testimony before the court.

She reported five Israeli men between the ages of 19 and 20 gang raped her while on holiday in Ayia Napa last year.

At the time, she was 20 years old.

The defendants all hail from Majd al-Krum and face charges of rape and sexual assault.

Last month, the DNA evidence for two defendants in the Ayia Napa gang rape trial was thrown out. As such, their trial will now hinge on the remaining witness statements.

The remaining three defendants may be able to use this decision at a later stage during the trial.

All five defendants are being held in custody.

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