recently had to return from abroad after spending two days in a country prior to starting a teaching post . witnessed a man being beaten in the street and was stopped by the men[ either police or military - not sure ] involved who demanded my passport and visa - which they noted . they also demanded money and my ipod , with menaces , in order that i not be detained / taken away . i had no numbers to ring so i was totally terrified . the individuals concerned told me i had to leave the country and naturally with them having my passport number and visa details , i did just that . anyway i did inform the school as soon as i could , leaving money to cover immediate costs . they are now demanding money from me , including costs they never incurred , when in fact i had paid for a number of things . what can the school do in terms of suing me for breach of contract ? as i am sure you can appreciate i did explain what had happened and also explained i had no choice but to leave . since then i have been on medication to calm my nerves and certainly will never be returning to the country concerned - sadly , it was wrong place , wrong time . help ! i am really upset .