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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 ]

UK wants resolution calling for foreign judges fully implemented
UK wants resolution calling for foreign judges fully implemented

The UK has urged Sri Lanka to take tangible measures to ensure meaningful devolution through constitutional reforms, establish credible transitional justice mechanisms, return all remaining military-held private land and replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act with human rights compliant legislation during ongoing Geneva sessions. "We welcome the co-sponsorship of…

Island - Mar 25 00:07 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, UK, WarCrimes ]

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