November 25, 2009 / 7:33 PM / in 8 years

Canadian reporter in Somalia says she was tortured

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian journalist who was freed in Somalia after being kidnapped and spending more than a year in captivity said on Wednesday she had been tortured by her kidnappers.

Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian freelance reporter, and Nigel Brennan, a freelance Australian photojournalist, were seized in Mogadishu in August 2008.

“I was beaten and I was tortured. It was an extremely, extremely difficult situation,” Lindhout told CTV television in an interview from Mogadishu.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Peter Galloway

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