Tamil Refugees Returned from Togo, Voluntarily or Not

[ Africa Press ] - [ Mar 08, 2012 12:43:25 GMT ]

As reported last month, 209 Tamil refugees, purportedly en route from Sri Lanka to Canada, had thousands of dollars taken from them before being abandoned by their traffickers in the Togo’s capital of Lomé last year. Since then, around 30 women and children have been returned to Sri Lanka supposedly voluntarily. The International Organisation for Migration and the UN High Commission for Refugees were unable to grant journalists access to the refugees who are being handled by the Togolese military, border control and national human rights organisation. [ full story ]

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