DON’T LET THEM BE DEPORTED TO AN UNSAFE COUNTRY!
The British Government is continuing to maintain the fiction that Sri Lanka is a ‘safe’ country. They say that Tamils deported from the UK do not suffer abuse from Sri Lankan authorities. The evidence contradicts this.
Human Rights Watch have recently produced a report highlighting the rising number of cases of torture metered out to deported Tamils (see http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/related_material/UK%20Sri%20Lanka%20deportees%20tortured%20final_0.pdf).
This follows on similar reports by Freedom from Torture and Amnesty.
The campaign to prevent Tamils being deported is relevant to the wider struggle. The Government said, since the end of the war in May 2009, that Sri Lanka had become a ‘safe’ country.
The massacres before, the camps afterwards, the regular abuses and disappearances, ignored. Elements in the UK Government, like the Sri Lankan Government, are desperate to normalise relations and pretend everything is OK for Tamils over there.
The campaign against their deportation is part of the wider one to expose the injustice metered out to Tamils in Sri Lanka.JOIN THE DEMO TUESDAY!No Borders have called a protest against mass deportation to Sri Lanka this Tuesday 23rd Oct.
Everyone should meet 9.30am outside Colnbrook & Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, UB7 0FX (Transport details: Nearest rail station West Drayton. Nearest tube Hounslow West. Bus stops along Colnbrook by-pass). If you are free show your support and please do not be late.
The struggle must go on until the Tamils achieve Peace and Justice!
For further information, please contact:Graham Williamson, Director, Act Now
Tel: +44(0)7970 455 445
Site: http://www.act-now.info/Tim Martin, Director, Act Now
Tel: +44(0)7817 504 227
Mr. S. Yogalingam, Asst. Director, Act Now
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