British colonial forces ‘raped a teenager and tortured civilians during 1950s Cyprus uprising and then covered it up’, court papers claim

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British colonial forces raped a 15-year-old girl and tortured civilian detainees with beatings and mock hangings during the Cyprus uprising in the 1950s, papers lodged at the High Court reveal.

The devastating claims have been made in damning eyewitness reports by 31 elderly men and two women who are suing the Government for human rights abuses.

EOKA in detention 1a LLLLThe evidence comes after The Mail on Sunday revealed in April that senior British officers had seen evidence of beatings, torture and murder by soldiers during the British occupation of the island, and…

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