A woman jailed for “falsely retracting a claim of rape” was freed last week on appeal.
However her conviction remains and she will face a two year supervision order.
The Crown Prosecution Service had known she was a victim of domestic abuse who said she had been pressured by her husband to withdraw the allegations.
Clare McGlynn, professor of law at Durham University, told the Guardian, “How come a victim of domestic violence and rape is the one with a two-year community sentence and a criminal record?
“What does this say about the way the authorities deal with rape victims?”