1st October 2014

Turned Back to Torture?

1st October 2014 // 0 Comments

A Dateline special investigation airs allegations that some failed asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka by Australia have been abducted and abused by Sri Lankan security forces on their return. Go Back To Where You Came From presenter, Dr David Corlett, goes undercover to hear horrifying stories of beating and torture of those accused of being associated with the defeated Tamil Tigers. One returnee describes having his fingernails torn out with pliers and being hung upside down and beaten. One woman claims she was raped and beaten by Sri Lankan authorities as she tried to flee her homeland. Dateline puts these claims to the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia. Corlett also interviews Sri Lankans who have fled to the UK. These people and human rights experts describe a further catalogue of […]