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I’m not anywhere near through this.’ This 22-year-old man, known as Witness #205, said he was beaten, water-boarded, hung upside down, burned with cigarettes and raped during his detention which he claims was by the Sri Lankan security forces.
Despite the civil war in Sri Lanka ending in 2009, the man says: ‘The war against Tamils hasn’t stopped.’ Witness #249 shows brand marks on his back during his interview in London.
Such is the situation in certain regions of Sri Lanka, where my partner and I traveled at the start of the year.
Sri Lanka’s current political landscape is the consequence of the nearly 30-year civil war that ended with the defeat (some say genocide) of the Tamil minority in 2009.
He said his captors used hot iron rods to make the marks meant to symbolize tiger stripes for the Tamil Tigers rebel group.
He, like others, escaped Sri Lanka and was smuggled to Europe where he awaits a decision on political asylum.
Raped, branded or beaten repeatedly, more than 50 men from Sri Lanka’s Tamil ethnic minority say they were abducted and tortured under the country’s current government.