More on Aust's cooperation with Sri Lanka

April 25, 2011 Comments Off on More on Aust's cooperation with Sri Lanka

ABC (22/04) – Ex-detainees claim AFP officer witnessed torture

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) has expressed concern over the conduct of security forces working in cooperation with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Sri Lanka.

Two former Christmas Island detainees arrested by Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after they were deported from Australia in 2009 claim to have been abused by members of the unit in the presence of an AFP officer.

Their lawyer, Lakshan Dias, says CID officers beat the men with wooden planks and threatened to rape their family members. (More)

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