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Embassy employees are not permitted to leave Sri Lanka

A court in Sri Lanka has prohibited an employee of the Swiss Embassy, temporarily, to leave the country. The woman had until the beginning of the coming week make a statement to their alleged abduction, it was said on Tuesday by the court.

The Swiss Department of foreign Affairs FDFA did not want to comment on the request of the news Agency Keystone-SDA to the decision. On Monday had demonstrated in front of the Embassy in Colombo-a former Sri Lankan military officer and demanded that Switzerland should allow the questioning of the woman by the police in the South Asian country. Switzerland protested, they work together in the investigation with Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Ambassador summoned

According to the Swiss Embassy, the staff member was detained last week for two hours and threatened. You should be forced, business-relevant information. The Department of foreign Minister, Ignazio Cassis (FDP) ordered therefore the Ambassador of Sri Lanka.

From the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, it was stated that at the previous presentation of the events will doubted. The Swiss Embassy had announced that the state of health of the wife had deteriorated and she was not currently in a position to make a statement.

The Embassy staff should have been asking, according to media reports, because of a visa to a Sri Lankan police inspector out. He had been involved in investigations in connection with the family of the new President, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. In the investigations, including kidnappings and killings of journalists during the period from 2005 to 2015. At the time, Rajapaksas brother was President. The police inspector and his family fled, according to the recently in Switzerland. (chk/sda)

Created: 04.12.2019, 04:13 PM

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