Abducted Aussie man's torture claims

THE Australian man abducted in Sri Lanka over the weekend has contradicted the claims of the Colombo government, claiming it abducted him, and were it not for Canberra's intervention he would have faced certain death.

Premakumar Gunaratnam, a 42-year-old Sri Lankan left wing politician who moved to Australia in 2006, held a press conference at his house in Sydney's north this afternoon, after leaving Sri Lanka yesterday.

He said that he was handcuffed, blindfolded and physically and sexually tortured during his three day detention.


Read more at Brisbane Times

Topics:  abduction, sri lanka, torture

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