Israel Held Accused African Rapist and Victim Even After Complaint Withdrawn

Both detainees are from Eritrea and entered the country as illegal migrants. The woman was detained after admitting that the rape complaint she had filed was false.

The state has held an accused rapist and his alleged victim in detention over the past three months even though the man's accuser, a pregnant woman, has withdrawn her complaint against him. The state has now agreed to release the woman rather than defend her continued detention in court.