Posts Tagged ‘medical evidence’

UK: Halt Deportations of Tamils to Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

[Human Rights Watch]

The United Kingdom should suspend deportations of ethnic Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka and immediately review its policies and information about the country’s rights situation used to assess their claims, Human Rights Watch said today. Research by Human Rights Watch has found that some returned Tamil asylum seekers from the United Kingdom have been subjected to arbitrary arrest and torture upon their return to Sri Lanka.

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Charity hands UN file to back Sri Lankan torture claims

Monday, November 7th, 2011

[Guardian UK]

A UK charity that is pushing for a halt to deportations to Sri Lanka has handed the UN a file of medical evidence to support allegations that authorities there are continuing to torture opponents.

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