Posts Tagged ‘deportation’

UK ‘to deport 100 Tamils’ as Sri Lanka fights UN resolution

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

[Channel 4 News]

A plane chartered by the British government is to deport about 100 Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka, according to a human rights charity. Human Rights Watch claims the aircraft will fly the Tamils back to the country where they could face interrogation and torture.

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Sri Lanka Togo refugees condemn ‘miserable conditions’

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

[BBC]

About 200 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have told the BBC that they are enduring miserable conditions in the West African state of Togo.

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Sri Lanka: Fears for Tamils deported from UK

Friday, June 17th, 2011

[BBC]

A BBC reporter said that the deportees were questioned and later released and that they appeared to be a mixture of failed asylum seekers and overstayers.

Human rights groups have criticised Britain, saying the mainly Tamil asylum seekers may not be safe. The UK government dismissed the fears.

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UK Sri Lanka Tamils fear forced deportation

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

[BBC]

About 20 Tamil asylum seekers facing the prospect of being deported from Britain to Sri Lanka have told the BBC that their lives are in danger.

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