Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’: Torture, assault and still no justice

BEATINGS, sexual assault, and burning are just some of the abuses described by those who say they have survived abductions by Sri Lanka’s authorities and military forces, an investigation by Al Jazeera finds.

The new report from 101 East, released today, explores the troubling accusations of enforced disappearances that have plagued Sri Lanka for generations.

“They threw me into this corner and started attacking me,” said Nihal Sirasinga who was abducted in 2009 after he noticed a suspicious white van following him. “They restrained me and started hitting me with metal pipes…

“No matter how much I screamed, no one could hear.”

“There was urine and blood all over the place. They took my belt and started beating my back. After that, they dragged me by my legs on the rocks.”

SEE ALSO:  ‘The law is dead’: China’s ‘disappeared’ find new way to fight system’s torture and lies

Nihal’s story of abduction and abuse is not a unique one. Reporter Drew Ambrose…

Original published: 2018-05-11 16:38:08 Read the full Bangkok News here


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