TAG's Report on Sri Lanka's Persecution of Returned Asylum Seekers
By Tamils Against Genocide Legal Team, Wednesday, May 30 2012
Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), an international non-profit, non governmental human rights organization devoted to advocacy, research and litigation against genocide and its accompanying human rights violations, has released a report documenting the persecution faced by failed asylum seekers who are returned Sri Lanka. The report comes ahead of the scheduled deportation of failed Tamil asylum seekers from the UK to Sri Lanka on 31 May 2012. This deportation is set to go ahead despite credible evidentiary sources of ongoing torture, arbitrary detention and disappearances suffered by previously returned failed asylum seekers and calls by human rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch to halt the deportation of failed asylum seekers to Sri Lanka in light of such evidences. TAG's report presents these sources of evidence showing how failed asylum seekers may face risks either simply by virtue of their status as failed asylum seekers, or due to imputed political opinion regarding LTTE involvement or support especially when returning from places such as the UK that traditionally have very active Tamil diaspora communities.
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