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NewsCourt upholds Tamil repatriation decision

Court upholds Tamil repatriation decision


The Federal Administrative Court has ruled that rejected asylum seekers from Sri Lanka can be sent back to their country.  The Swiss Federal Office for Migration had ruled Tamil refugees could return to Sri Lanka, and a previous Senate vote confirmed that view.
Opponents appealed to the court, saying Tamils face arrest, intimidation or in some cases torture if they return.

The court said the general security situation in Sri Lanka has improved and stabilized since a 2009 civil war between the army and the Tamil Tigers, thus allowing the refugees return.


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