Human rights

UK to Deport Tamils Despite Evidence That They Could Be Tortured

Two flights to Sri Lanka will leave next week


The UK is to go ahead with a mass removal of Tamils back to Sri Lankanext week despite mounting evidence from human rights group that many of them could be tortured on their return.

At least two and possibly three chartered flights are scheduled to leave the UK from Wednesday carrying an unknown number of Sri Lankan Tamils whose pleas to remain in the UK have been refused. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) refuses to discuss such flights until they have landed.