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AP investigates allegations of torture, rape in Sri Lanka

November 8, 2017
A man known as Witness 199 shows his back with scars during an interview in London, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He's tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of rape and torture. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A man known as Witness 199 shows his back with scars during an interview in London, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He's tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of rape and torture. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The AP reviewed medical and psychological evaluations and interviewed 20 men who allege security forces raped, branded and tortured them. While the government denies the charges, human rights groups wonder why Sri Lanka, with its record of abuse, continues to send peacekeepers overseas. 

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