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British woman charged over Facebook post calling Cyprus mayor “useless”


British woman charged over Facebook post calling Cyprus mayor “useless”.


A 35 year old musician was shocked when she was arrested on Monday in Cyprus for a Facebook comment on a local expats group, branding the local mayor “useless”.


Kaela Charalampous, from Liverpool, has been living in Greek Cyprus for 14 years with her husband and four year old son. “Never in a million years, did she consider that a social media post could lead to her criminal prosecution”, said Radha Stirling of Due Process International, who was alerted to the case by a mutual friend who runs the expat group.