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Deported Sri Lankans arrive home from UK amid torture fears

A group of 25 Sri Lankans deported from the UK has arrived in Sri Lanka, amid warnings that Tamils among them may be tortured.

UK officials said on Wednesday that 60 failed asylum seekers and visa overstayers were being sent back.

But many won last-minute court injunctions preventing their return.

Human rights groups say that some Tamils who were sent back are in danger of being tortured because of their alleged links to separatist rebels.

Charles Haviland reports from Colombo.

  • 20 Sep 2012
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