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UNHCR condemns Lanka sending back Pakistani asylum seekers

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:12

The UN refugee agency has condemned Sri Lanka`s decision of sending back 88 Pakistani asylum seekers despite international calls to stop deporting them to a place where their lives could be in danger.

United Nations says Sri Lanka violates international refugee law

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:47

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday accused Sri Lanka of breaking international law in its growing campaign to kick out Pakistani asylum seekers without a fair hearing.

Australia `offered asylum-seekers lifeboats to go to India`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 00:59

Asylum-seekers held on an Australian customs vessel at sea for weeks were given lifeboats and told to make their own way back to India, a lawyer for the group said on Monday.

Sri Lanka illegally returning Pakistani asylum seekers: UN

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 01:03

Sri Lanka must stop deporting Pakistani asylum seekers, a practice banned under international law, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said.

Australia sends asylum-seekers to Nauru, as India offer refused

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 14:31

Some 157 asylum-seekers who were detained at sea for weeks by Australia have been sent to the Pacific island of Nauru after rejecting a return to India, officials said Saturday.

Australia sends 157 asylum seekers to Nauru detention centre

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 09:04

Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention centre on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said on Saturday.

Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers` mental health

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:53

Australia`s human rights commissioner said on Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems.

Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers` mental health

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 16:27

Australia`s human rights commissioner said Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems.

Australia`s treatment of child asylum-seekers`abuse`: Churches

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:32

The Australian government on Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 04:31

A group of 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, arrived at a detention camp in Australia, government officials said on Monday, after having been held at sea by authorities for almost a month.

Asylum-seekers kept at sea by Australia to seek compensation

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 16:04

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:11

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge against their detention, have arrived at a detention camp on mainland Australia, government officials said on Monday.