Posts Tagged ‘violations of human rights’

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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Channel 4 commissions second Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

[Channel 4 News]

Channel 4’s Head of News & Current Affairs Dorothy Byrne has commissioned ITN Productions to make a follow-up film to Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, Jon Snow’s critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the war between the government and Tamil Tigers.

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