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Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons
Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their loved ones.” “The United Nations stands ready to support this process and the Secretary-General looks forward to [the Office]…

UN News Centre - Jul 21 17:48 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

Links to Sri Lanka’s separatist Tigers cloud Tamils’ US resettlement
Links to Sri Lanka’s separatist Tigers cloud Tamils’ US resettlement

Up to 240 Tamil asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island could be excluded from Australia’s refugee deal with the US because of their links to Tamil Tiger rebels. Human rights advocates, asylum-seekers and their families have warned that any Tamils who are returned to Sri Lanka would be at risk of brutal torture, leaving few options for resettlement after the…

Australian - Jul 20 14:44 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Refugees, UN, Australia ]

Related:
  - New Home Affairs department should prompt review of Australia’s human rights performance - Conversation
  - Students build hope highlighting plight of offshore detainees - Stuff
  - US may deny resettlement of hundreds of Tamils on Nauru, Manus amid anti-terror laws - ABC
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