Tamil refugees still face intimidation in Sri Lanka, bishop reports
Catholic World News - December 07, 2012
A Catholic bishop from Sri Lanka has asked Australian government officials to stop deportation of Tamil refugees, saying that they could still face violence if they attempt to return to their homes in Sri Lanka.
In an open letter to Australian officials, Bishop Rayappu Joseph of Mannar said that some Tamils who have sought temporary refuge abroad “are left to live in fear and fright due to being considered traitors by the government and its armed forces.” The returning asylum-seekers are subject to discrimination, harassment, and intimidation, he said.
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