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A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has launched an appeal against her conviction. The 19-year-old had denied causing public mischief and on Thursday lawyers filed the grounds for her appeal at the supreme court of Cyprus. She is now back in the UK after receiving a suspended jail term. Justice Abroad said she did not get a fair trial and the conviction "breaches" her rights. Michael Polak, director of the legal support group, criticised her treatment and that of her representatives and witness as being in "clear contrast" to the prosecution and its witnesses. He said the conviction breached Cypriot law and flouted the country's international obligati... Full story

17 January