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Swiss embassy employee ordered to undergo psychiatric examination

The Swiss embassy employee who was abducted on November 25 was ordered by the Colombo Magistrate's Court to undergo a psychiatric examination tomorrow. 

The travel ban imposed on the victim has been further extended until December 17, when the psychiatric report is to be submitted. 

ColomboPage reported that Attorney-at-law, Upul Kumarapperuma, the victim's representative, requested that the victim be questioned at the Swiss Ambassador's official residence. However, this proposal was rejected by the State counsel on the basis that legal issues may arise. 

On November 25, the Swiss embassy employee was abducted, assaulted and threatened by unidentified men who "forced her to unlock her cellphone data, which contained information about Sri Lankans who have recently sought asylum in Switzerland, and the names of Sri Lankans who aided them as they fled the country because they feared for their safety after Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidency in elections this month," the New York Times reported. Before releasing her, they reportedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone of her ordeal.