Christie Blatchford: ‘Whatever you hear, do not open your door’ — Fellow hostage testifies about Lindhout’s torture

OTTAWA — Nigel Brennan, the Australian photographer abducted in Somalia with Canadian freelance reporter Amanda Lindhout, wept Friday as he told an Ontario Superior Court judge how he twice had to listen to Lindhout screaming as she was tortured or raped.

“Four of the young gunmen came in one night,” he said of the first occasion. One of them told him, “Whatever you hear, do not open your door.”