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British tourist Naomi Coleman 'treated like a criminal' in Sri Lanka

24 April 2014 Last updated at 16:25 BST

A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she was treated "like a criminal" when she was held by the authorities.

Speaking ahead of her deportation, Naomi Coleman said she had been forced to share a room with 60 women, many of whom were being held for violent crimes.

Charles Haviland reports.

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