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Asylum seeker from Sri Lanka let himself be tortured with hot iron bars to support his bid to stay in Britain
Asylum seeker from Sri Lanka let himself be tortured with hot iron bars to support his bid to stay in Britain

An asylum seeker allowed himself to be tortured with hot iron bars to support his bid to stay in the UK, judges have ruled. He claimed five scars on his back were evidence of how he was badly treated by authorities in his native Sri Lanka. But rejecting his claims, the Court of Appeal ruled that he probably consented to the torture in as part of a ruse called…

Daily Mail - Apr 22 11:42 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Refugees, SriLanka, UK ]

Self-preservation behind actions of accused Tamil migrant smugglers: lawyer
Self-preservation behind actions of accused Tamil migrant smugglers: lawyer
Self-preservation behind actions of accused Tamil migrant smugglers: lawyer

Four men accused of smuggling dozens of Tamil migrants into Canada were simply part of the effort to get themselves and the rest of the asylum seekers across the Pacific Ocean, their lawyers told a court on Wednesday. Mark Jette said in closing arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court trial that the men, like the rest of the migrants, were seeking a better life and…

Globe and Mail - Apr 20 12:50 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Refugees, Canada ]

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