Thursday, November 15, 2007

Deportation of Darfuris 'not unduly harsh'

By Ben Russell, Political Correspondent Published: 15 November 2007

Campaigners have lost a test case that could have prevented the deportation of Darfuri asylum-seekers to Sudan.
The law lords overturned a Court of Appeal ruling that it was "unduly harsh" to send people back to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The Home Office said it was now free to start sending people back to the city, despite warnings that people faced torture or harassment when they arrived back in their homeland.
There was widespread anger at the ruling as campaigners warned they would launch a fresh legal challenge if the Home Office attempted to deport any Darfuri asylum-seekers.

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