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Torture in Sri Lanka - ‘Many times I would lose consciousness’

Headline Title:  ‘Many times I would lose consciousness’ 26 June 2013 Thevan (not his real name) has flashbacks of the impossible days he spent being tortured in a police cell in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.These flashbacks force him to relive a story so harrowing that even he sometimes struggles to believe it happened to him.“I was blindfolded and with my hands tied behind my back. Sometimes our heads were banged against the wall or we would be kicked on our chests. Many times I was half conscious or would lose consciousness. When I would come back I would find people hitting me.…

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