Sri Lanka arrests Swiss Embassy worker who claimed abduction

Sri Lanka arrests Swiss Embassy worker who claimed abductionSri Lankan police on Monday arrested a Swiss Embassy employee who has said she was abducted, held for hours, sexually assualted and threatened by captors who demanded that she disclose embassy-related information. Gania Banister Francis, a local embassy employee, made statements that could justify a criminal charge of disaffection toward the government and also fabricated evidence in her abduction claim, Sri Lanka’s Attorney General’s Department told police. The Swiss foreign ministry has called the alleged Nov. 25 abduction of Francis a “very serious and unacceptable attack” and summoned Sri Lanka’s ambassador to demand an investigation.



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