Kidnappings torment Sri Lankan families

[Toronto Star]

Where is Mohideen? His wife Fatima wonders this every day as she wakes at 5 a.m. to say her morning prayers and get her two sons ready for school. Since November, Fatima, who lives in a corrugated tin-roof home in one of the Sri Lankan capital’s Tamil neighbourhoods, has been praying to Allah for her husband’s safe return. At 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, four men wielding guns and flashing badges barged into Fatima’s home, demanding Mohideen accompany them to the police station for two hours to be questioned.

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