Sri Lankan returns ignore medical evidence of torture
On Sept 19th 2012 at 15.30hrs a chartered flight will leave the UK whose
passengers include Sri Lankan asylum seekers being taken back to their
home country. This is despite all the evidence - including medical
evidence - that they will be at risk of ill treatment and torture.
Medact has followed up on previous communications with the UK Borders
Agency on this issue pointing out that the documents that they have
assured us guide them in these cases (Country of Origin Reports (COIs)
and Operational Guidance Notes (ONGs)) contain information that should
prevent these returns. To see the latest news on this click on the link.
To see Medact's latest communication with the UKBA click here and you
can write to the LSE Asylum Policy Correspondence Team at
LSEAPCTTreatOff@homeoffice.gsi.giv.uk Do let us know of any reply you