UK Courts Stops Deportation of Sri Lankan Tamils

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The high court in London blocks the deportation of a group of failed Tamil asylum seekers who were due to be sent back to Sri Lanka on Thursday despite torture concerns.

The landmark decision has wider implications because it also applies to all other failed Tamil asylum seekers, and those in detention, meaning none can be removed at present. New claimants will still have to make claims in the normal way.

The failed Tamil asylum seekers, represented by Renaissance Chambers, were due to be deported on Thursday despite the government’s admission earlier this month that at least 15 Tamils previously sent back to Sri Lanka were tortured.

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