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originally posted by: daftpink
a reply to: Boadicea
The facts didnt change they were always available. Im in the uk where it has been reported on extensively.
originally posted by: Boadicea
"originally posted by: tanstaafl
I imagine, in addition to financial restitution for actual damages (attorneys fees, loss of job, etc), one big part would have to be a very public apology, along with a criminal record whereby any testimony from said person would be automatically suspect."
I'd rather see a very public retraction and confession... I'm afraid I'd consider the apology more about being sorry for being caught than for the false accusation! But I do like a public record of their false charges for future reference by others.
The sight of 12 Israeli teenagers popping champagne and chanting “the Brit is a whore” at Ben Gurion airport on their return home after being acquitted of the rape of a young British woman may have shocked some in Britain. As far as most Israelis were concerned, however, the boys’ homecoming signalled the end of the saga.
Some activists have charged that the Cypriot justice system had gone after the woman instead of her alleged Israeli assailants in order to protect Cyprus’s ties with Jerusalem.
“We are here to defend a 19-year-old girl who has been horribly punished because of political interests,” said British worker Andri Gioakatzi, who was one of several people to protest outside the courtroom .“She has had to pay the price of Cyprus’s desire to have good relations with Israel. That is why she has been through this and they let all the Israeli boys go.”
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will meet later this week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens to sign a tripartite agreement fro an eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline to Europe that is expected to transform the formerly energy poor region.