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* Britain says no evidence of torture on Tamil returnees to Sri Lanka
Sun, Feb 3, 2013, 12:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: The British government has rejected accusations that it is endangering the lives of the Tamil asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka by subjecting them to torture by the Sri Lankan government upon their arrival.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for South Asia, Alistair Burt, who visited Sri Lanka this week, said that there was no evidence of any torture on the Tamil returnees returning to the country.

Speaking to the BBC following his two-day visit to Sri Lanka, Minister Burt has said that the British authorities probe every claim of torture and if there is any evidence they will be produced to the courts when considering asylum requests.

However, the human right organizations claim that Tamil returnees experience torture when they returned to Sri Lanka and the UK's policy of returning the asylum seekers is based on a flawed assessment risk.

The Sri Lankan government flatly rejects the accusations that Tamil asylum seekers returning to country are subjected to torture.



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