• Pin It
  • Pin It

Australia court given pledge on migrants

Jul 08, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
Sri Lankan asylum seekers look from a boat during an attempted journey to Australia.
AFP/Getty Images

Australia says it will not return a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without giving 72 hours' notice. The promise came at an emergency court hearing over the fate of the 153-strong group, who were intercepted at sea. Rights lawyers filed the challenge after Australia confirmed on Monday it had handed over a separate group of 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan navy.
Background:
Australia asylum: Court given 72-hour warning pledge [BBC]
U.N. decries Australia's handling of Tamil refugees [TOI]

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE