A court in Cyprus postponed a hearing Monday in the case of a 19-year-old British tourist suspected of falsely accusing a group of Israelis of gang rape.
The woman is being held on suspicion of public mischief in a case which caused an uproar in Israel.
The British High Commission in Nicosia said Monday in a statement, “We are supporting a British woman and her family following her arrest in Cyprus, and are in touch with local authorities.”
Cypriot authorities, who initially arrested the 12 Israelis for questioning, released five last week and the remaining seven on Sunday. They had all denied any wrongdoing.
Cyprus police returned the passports to the Israelis and they returned to the country Sunday evening.
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A district court in the town of Paralimni postponed the remand hearing because the woman's lawyer was not present. It was re-scheduled to Tuesday.