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Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 7:58
AG informs courts that Keith Noyahr was assaulted by the 6 individuals from the intelligence unit who were arrested
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The attorney general informed the Colombo high court yesterday, that the 6 members of the army intelligence unit who were granted bail, including the Army major, were directly involved in the assault of journalist Keith Noyahr.

The suspects were granted bail by the Mt Lavinia courts recently.

The attorney general shared the information when a rectification filed was taken up by courts yesterday.

Additional Solicitor General, Rohantha Abeysooriya appearing on behalf of the Attorney General stated that the information had come to light that journalist Keith Noyahr was being held at a house in Dompe and assaulted.

The additional solicitor general informed the high court’s that when the contact numbers used from the location of the kidnapping to the house in Dompe were analysed, it was revealed that the contact numbers were used by the respective members of the intelligence unit.

6 suspects including the Army major were granted bail by the Mt. Lavinia courts on the 30th of March.

5 of the suspects, not including the army general,  were remanded in connection to the assault of journalist Upali Tennakoon.

Deputy editor of the Nation newspaper, Keith Noyahr was abducted and assaulted on the 22nd of May in 2008.
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