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Ship that carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to B.C. in 2010 now a floating toxic stew, documents say
Ship that carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to B.C. in 2010 now a floating toxic stew, documents say

The MV Sun Sea carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to Canada eight years ago, but now the rusting cargo ship sits forlornly on the B.C. coast — an unwanted vessel of toxins including asbestos, PCBs and mould, documents reveal. The federal government, which has been stuck with the rickety ship for years, is looking for an “environmentally sound” and…

Toronto Star - Aug 03 15:34 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Refugees, Canada ]

Australia deports Tamil asylum seeker despite father\'s murder
Australia deports Tamil asylum seeker despite father\'s murder
Australia deports Tamil asylum seeker despite father's murder

A Tamil asylum seeker has been deported to Sri Lanka despite a last-minute plea to re-examine his case, after his father was shot dead and his mother and sister disappeared earlier this year. The 25-year-old asylum seeker, known as Kavi, had been detained in the Yongah Hill immigration detention centre near Perth for four months, since his bridging visa expired. …

The Guardian - Jul 27 14:17 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Refugees, Australia ]

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