Siblings kept brother in cage for nearly 20 years in Spain

December 30, 2015 5:53 am

 

The discovery was made after an anonymous tip to the police. Photo / Getty

A man has been freed after spending almost 20 years caged in a three-metre square dovecote in southern .
The 59-year-old is believed to have been held in captivity by his brother and sister since 1996.
The
discovery in the town of Dos Hermanas outside Seville was made after an
anonymous tip to the police, who arrested the man’s 76-year-old brother
and 61-year-old sister for unlawful detention and abuse.
The older sibling stated that his brother had psychological problems and was kept confined for his own good.
According
to a police statement on Tuesday, the victim was found lying on an old
mattress, completely naked and in a “wretched state of health and
hygiene.”
He was taken to hospital.

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