The trial of five young Israelis accused of gang-raping a 20-year-old British woman in a hotel room in Ayia Napa began today in Famagusta.

The young tourist from Britain reported the incident on September 3.

As he claims, the 5 Israelis, aged 19 and 20 yearsthey raped her successively inside the hotel room, where she was initially seduced by one of them.

Today, in the hall of the District Court of Famagusta in Paralimni, filled with relatives of the young Israelis, the accused pleaded not guilty while their lawyers protested that they had not yet seen key evidence, including the DNA report.

In fact, one of the defense lawyers argued, the report could show that his two clients were not in the room at the time of the alleged attack on September 3.

The prosecutor said that the DNA exposure will be ready by the end of the day and the hearing was adjourned.

As the BBC notes, the families of the accused rushed to hug them, while one of the young fell into his mother’s arms, crying.