Student arrested in Ayia Napa for 'false gang rape allegations' claims police 'made her sign confession'

The British teenager who accused a group of Israelis of gang rape leaving the Famagusta District Court in Paralimni in eastern Cyprus last week. (Getty)

The British student accused of fabricating rape claims against a group of Israeli tourists in Ayia Napa has claimed police of made her sign a false confession.

According to the Sun, the unidentified 19-year-old she was denied a lawyer and then pressurised to withdraw her complaint by detectives.

The teenager reportedly claims officers then dictated a statement in which she admitted faking allegations.

She says she reluctantly signed the document after spending eight hours being questioned at the police station.

Twelve Israeli tourists, pictured arriving at a Cypriot court, were cleared of raping the girl. (Getty)

British barrister Michael Polak, from campaign group Justice Abroad who is fighting to free the young woman, said: “The confession was obtained under oppression given the threats made.

“She was not cautioned and was not given access to a lawyer as was her right under the European Convention on Human rights.


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“Further, the teenager was not told she could leave the police station nor given the option of leaving at any point.

“It is also understood that unfortunately none of the proceedings at the Cypriot police station were recorded.”

The young woman has alleged that gang rape took place at a hotel in the popular resort of Ayia Napa. (Getty)

The woman could face a year in prison and a multi-million pound damages claim if the allegations she made are proven to be false.

A lawyer for the men said last week they plan to sue the woman after they were arrested on July 18 and held in custody for nine days.

It was previously alleged that the woman made up the claim because she was “angry and insulted” that some of the men filmed her having consensual sex with others at the Pambos Napa hotel in the Cypriot resort.

Ayia Napa is extremely popular with young people and 1.3 million Britons visited Cyprus last year.