Tamil men seeking asylum in Europe claim they were abducted, raped and tortured by government forces in Sri Lanka.
Details of the abuse of more than 50 men, which one human rights expert has described as “the most egregious and perverted that I’ve ever seen”, have been revealed by the Associated Press.
One man said he was held for 21 days in a room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down.
Most of the men said they were abducted from their homes or taken off the street before being blindfolded and driven to detention sites. The men said they were accused of working with the Tamil Tigers, and almost all were branded with marks made to look like tiger stripes.