Monday, July 7, 2008

Darfur update

Immigration Minister Liam Byrne. Check out his teeth!

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Human rights groups feared on Monday that Darfur refugees who reached Britain could be sent to Sudan and tortured after London lifted a ban on deporting them to Khartoum.

Well, according to London, there's nothing to worry about...
Britain had said in December last year that it would stop deporting failed asylum seekers to Sudan while it investigated a report by the pressure group The Aegis Trust that refugees sent back to Khartoum had been tortured.
But a Border Agency spokeswoman said the review was now complete and Immigration Minister Liam Byrne had written to the Aegis Trust to say its accusations of torture were not proven and deportations to Sudan's capital Khartoum could resume.

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