Austrian Police arrested the nine Iraqi men after months of searching (not pictured)
The nine men, who are all seeking asylum in Austria, had travelled to Vienna for New Year’s Eve celebrations where the assault took place.
There they allegedly drugged the woman and dragged her to nearby apartment block before carrying out the brutal attack.
The arrests were made in Austria after DNA evidence and CCTV footage was used to successfully build a case against the alleged rapists.
It comes as Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party desperately attempts to overturn the result of June’s presidential election after a re-run was ordered by a judge when evidence showed “irregularities” in the count.
Officers used DNA evidence and CCTV footage to find the alleged attackers (not pictured)
Police were called on January 1 when the woman awoke to discover she had been the victim of a vile sex attack.
But the arrests were made eight months later following a “protracted and difficult” investigation.
The victim had travelled to Vienna from Lower Saxony to see a friend for New Year’s celebrations.