Gang-rape/Agia Napa: "She hung herself from a window to escape" - What the 5 claim
"The material of the police investigations is full of holes like a Swiss cheese"
In a direct trial before the Permanent Criminal Court of Famagusta that will meet on October 5, the five Israelis, aged 20 and 19, were referred to facilitate the Police's investigations regarding an investigated case of the alleged rape of a 20-year-old tourist committed on September 3 in Ayia Napa.
According to the DailyMail, which cites leaked information, the 20-year-old suffered bruises and cuts after the alleged rape. In fact, during Monday's court proceedings, shocking information was heard, which could not be made public.
According to the same media, several members of the hotel staff witnessed the situation that prevailed after the alleged rape and will be called to court to testify. In fact, a staff member saw the 20-year-old escape from the room, climbing through the window of the hotel in Ayia Napa.
After searches of the room where the attack allegedly took place, traces of blood were found on the floor and on the bed sheets.
All five Israelis deny the charges, claiming the intercourse was voluntary.
The young woman claimed in her statement that one of the men flirted with her and then forcibly led her to the hotel room. After he attacked her, the others also entered the room.
Justice Abroad's well-known attorney, Michael Polak, stated that "we are pleased with the development of the case and await its outcome."¨
The lawyer for two of the Israelis, Nir Yaslovitzh, claimed that “the material of the police investigations is full of holes like a Swiss cheese. I am confident that, just as the previous case in Ayia Napa of the rape never happened, this case will prove that my clients are innocent of any crime."
At the same time, an online fundraiser was started for the 20-year-old to cover her legal costs. So far £1,140 has been raised.
It is recalled that the five individuals face offenses related to rape, sexual abuse by penetration, intercourse by force, coercion to commit intercourse or other acts of a sexual nature, indecent assault against a woman, sexual harassment and kidnapping.
On Monday (18/9) the detention order of the five suspects expired and the investigators of the case brought them before the District Court of Famagusta where the case was registered.
The Court ordered the detention of the five foreigners until today, to decide on the public prosecutor's request for their detention until the start of the trial.
It is recalled that the 20-year-old tourist reported to the Police that she was raped by a number of people in a hotel in Ayia Napa.
Testimony was secured against five foreigners, two aged 20 and three aged 19, who were arrested.
The case is being investigated by the Famagusta Police Department.