Minister denies torture of Tamils deported from Britain – New Internationalist

Minister denies torture of Tamils deported from Britain – New Internationalist

A British Foreign Office Minister has refuted medical evidence obtained by Human Rights Watch that Sri Lanka is torturing Tamils after they are deported from Britain back to the Indian Ocean island. During his most recent ministerial trip to Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, on 1 February, Alistair Burt MP said ‘the UK has no direct evidence’ of the torture – contrary to the accusations of human rights activists.

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Alistair Burt and High Commissioner John Rankin recorded a video in front of the wrecked MV Farah III, during the Minister's latest trip to Sri Lanka

Alistair Burt and British High Commissioner John Rankin recorded a video in front of the wrecked MV Farah III, during the Minister’s latest trip to Sri Lanka. (Photo: FCO)

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